18-25 years old
A Ubisoft Montréal initiative, Academia is a series of programs and activities whose mission is to encourage the next generation of digital media experts by introducing the 12-25 to the video games trades and production methods through learning activities adapted to their age and education level.
Academia’s programs and activities are based on the practice and understanding of professional realities belonging to the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. They allow young people to learn the skills and abilities highly valued in the world of digital media and even to explore various aspects of this field by working in real video game production conditions.
Academia aims for excellence by encouraging students’ academic perseverance: it supports their career path and celebrates their achievements and successes. Its programs and activities are complementary to those offered by existing schools and academic institutions. They allow participants to use their creativity as well as their sense of innovation and leadership.
Academia mobilizes the private sector, public stakeholders and community in general. It works in partnership with educational institutions and is part of a creative, learning and technological environment suited to young people’s needs and practices.
At the present time, there are four programs under the Academia banner: The Base Camp (12-15 years old), the Immersion Camp (15-18 years old), the Game Lab Competition (18-25 years old) and the Summer School (18-25 years old).
The Summer School aims to provide university graduates with the production skills and experience they need to work in the video game industry. It welcomes students selected among the participants in the Academia Game Lab Competition.
The Summer School students are placed in real production conditions during a paid internship of approximately 8 weeks. They develop a game from the winning prototype of the Game Lab Competition by following each step of the production process: mandate, design, preproduction, production and delivery.
The Summer School is for university graduates between 18 and 25 years old who took part in the Academia Game Lab Competition and were selected further to an individual assessment. The goal is to offer this opportunity to at least two students per participating academic institution who presented before jury. Students are selected at the discretion of the Academia Summer School producer.
To participate in the Academia Summer School, students must have a valid work permit.
From May 1st to June 21st, 2013
Centre NAD, 405 Ogilvy Ave., 3rd Floor, Montreal
Academia Summer School
40 hours/week, from Monday to Friday.
June 26, 2013
Maison Théâtre, 245 Ontario St. East, Montréal
Public presentation of SHINE, the game developed by the Academia Summer School students
By invitation only.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.
Only on PC
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Processor: 2Ghz Quadl-Core CPU
Memory: 4GB RAM
Hard disk space: 6,7 GB
Video card: Graphics card with Shader Model 3 support, 1 GB of video memory
Sound: headphones or surround system are strongly suggested
Additional details: Plug Microsoft Xbox Gamepad before opening the game.
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