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MENAFN Press - 04/10/2012

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(MENAFN Press) SAE Institute Dubai recently announced its new degree programme in game development starting this November.

At the annual industry GAMES event, the creative media institute showcased what their internationally recognised course was all about, attracting scores of potential students and their parents.

"We received great feedback from both high school students and teenagers, as well as welcome interest from several entrepreneurs and media professionals, all of who believe that the presence of such a course in Dubai will help build regional games development," commented Alex Gehrig, Head of SAE Institute Dubai.

"There were also a number of parents who wanted to understand how this could translate into a future career for their children, which was extremely encouraging."

The course, which is already a staple in many of the institute's international campuses, was introduced in the region for 2012 in line with the growing regional demand and interest in the ever evolving creative media landscape.

As the only education institute present at the GAMES 12 consumer event, SAE received a lot of positive feedback and interest from the public, with tremendous interest in the details of courses, study options and the general state of the industry.

"The response over the weekend event showed us that the industry is ready for our BSc with Honours in Games Programming degree, and we're looking forward to seeing students from our region associated with more handheld and AAA games over the next few years," added Gehrig.

In line with their ongoing degree programmes, the Game Development course will offer a comprehensive mix of theoretical and hands-on knowledge, giving graduates all the tools necessary to start their journey of creation.

Along with the basic mechanics of object oriented programming, 3D modelling, mathematics for programming.

game level, system and communication design, the degree programme will also offer more conceptualisation relevant modules such as narrative and character development and script and story boarding to ensure a well rounded understanding of what goes into a compelling game.

About SAE Institute
SAE Institute was established in 1976 as the world's first practical school of audio engineering, in Australia. SAE has since expanded to become a global network of colleges offering practical vocational and academic programs in a wide range of media disciplines including audio, multimedia, animation, games, graphic design, digital film, and interactive entertainment.SAE Institute can now be found in some 26 countries, on five continents with over 54 campuses.SAE Institute is a vocational and higher education provider offering accredited diplomas, bachelors and master degrees. It maintains academic partnerships with many leading higher education institutes including Southern Cross University, Middlesex University, Southern Institute of Technology, Columbia College, and Qantm College. About SAE Institute DubaiSAE Institute Dubai first opened its doors in 2005 and is located in Dubai's Knowledge Village. It is quality assured by Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority and is a branch of SAE Institute Australia, an Australian government approved licensed and accredited higher education provider, and SAE Institute UK, a British Accreditation Council approved higher education provider whose courses are accredited by Middlesex University. In July 2011 twofour54 acquired the Dubai business of the SAE Institute. This acquisition by twofour54 is an acknowledgement of the high quality education and training offered by SAE Institute Dubai.About twofour54An Abu Dhabi Government initiative, twofour54 is the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's leading media and entertainment hub. twofour54's unique campus environment offers media and entertainment businesses the tools they need to succeed. These include 100% company ownership in a stable tax-free environment, facilitated business networking, easy licensing and business set-up services, broadcast and production facilities, and access to professional media talent and industry experts. twofour54 is also home to the world's first Cartoon Network Animation Academy as well as a dedicated gaming school. twofour54 delivers its advanced cohesive infrastructure through three key pillars: twofour54 tadreeb (the media training academy), twofour54 ibtikar (venture capital investment fund for Arab media and entertainment businesses) and twofour54 intaj (a state-of-the-art production complex including digital and post production facilities, broadcast and distribution facilities and the region's only 3D stereoscopic lab). These services are supported by twofour54 tawasol, facilitating easy business set-up and providing ongoing support services. twofour54 has already attracted over 140 companies, which are now based at the Abu Dhabi campus. These include several of the region's and world's largest and most influential content creation companies, including Ubisoft, Sky News Arabia, Fox Intl Channels, CNN, BBC, Financial Times, Viacom, C Sky Pictures, Thomson Reuters, Cartoon Network, PyraMedia, Bloomberg, Blink Studios, Charisma, VERITAS Films, Tahadi and Jawaker. Each of these partners has recognised the vast opportunity that the Arab world represents for growth, and has committed significant investment and resources to business initiatives that are led out of twofour54. The name twofour54 is taken from Abu Dhabi's geographical coordinates, which are latitude 24 north, longitude 54 east.This name was chosen to symbolise Abu Dhabi's strategic position within MENA, and its central role in driving the development of the region's growing media and entertainment industries.


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