The object of the Professional Project is to create something meaningful for your own portfolio. Think of your future internship applications and job-seeking; What kind of competences will you want to showcase? Is there some area of expertise you want to dive deeper into?
Learning objectives: After the course you will be able to the schedule and estimate your own project work according to the chosen scope and workload of the project. You will also gain in-depth expertise and experience in your chosen field.
Key issues include identifying personal work placement goals, defining a clear goals for the project, producing project output as well as organizing and documenting own work.
Although this course can take on new technical or content-related skills, you must still have basic understanding of project management, game business, and the advanced understanding of the technologies you select.
The Professional Project course is evaluated as Pass/Fail, the student will receive a passing mark when the training has been completed, the seminar has been held and all the necessary documentation has been delivered. There is a high emphasis on self-evaluation
The Professional Project must be related to game industry core competences, but the content of the project is not limited to only game projects. For example if the students core skills are related to graphic design, a graphic design project related to marketing materials can be accepted. Similarly if the students core skills are related to programming, a non-gaming related software project can be accepted. If the student is unsure if their project idea fits the course, they can contact the teacher in charge, who will guide with selecting suitable project content.
In the Professional Project, the student will conduct an individual project in the field of their own superpower, to enhance their portfolio. Enrollment to the course is non-stop, and the project may be started at any point. Guidance for the Professional Project is given by the following methods:
– Professional Project info sessions online (Autumn/Spring) – Assignments (Project plan, project report) – Seminar presentation of Professional Project results
Material: Student chooses relevant sources of additional information, depending on the topic of the project. Instructions for planning and reporting are found in Moodle.