Norco College will hold its 5th Bi-annual Game Student Showcase Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6 - 9 pm in the John F. Kennedy Middle College High School multi-purpose room, 1951 Third Street, located on the Norco College Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Top student work in game art modeling and animation, game design and game audio will be displayed and demonstrated and awards will be given for Outstanding Achievement and Best in Class.
“The game showcase is the highlight of the semester,” said Norco College Professor Judy Perry. “We’re able to bring students together from all of the game development disciplines for recognition and support. As more advanced courses are offered, student skills increase, and I’m amazed at the quality of the work produced.”
New courses offered this fall included Anatomy Drawing and advanced 3D modeling classes in Character Design and other core game design aspects. According to Perry, game development teams—both in industry and on campus – function as interdisciplinary units, with members using skills learned in traditional art, digital art, programming, audio, and design classes. The outcome is one cohesive product – a video game.
Other new classes such as Character Rigging and Portfolio Production will be offered in spring 2013. In fall 2013 a new Game Programming track will be launched, completing the suite of game development certificate and degree programs created at Norco College as part of the $2.8 million Title V Portal to Your Future grant. The curriculum was developed with input from game industry professionals and utilizes the latest software and industry standard techniques, says Perry.