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ST | International Game Concept Challenge
Kajaani, Finland; Nagoya, Japan (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Design & Social Context (DSC) RMIT School: Media and Communication
Study level: Postgraduate Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
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Finland Game banner 2018Program details:
  • Tour Leader: Matt Riley
  • Program Dates: 24 August – 9 September 2018
  • Availability: 2-3 students
The International Games Concept Challenge (GCC) 2018 is an international competition focusing on game concept involving partners of educational institutions from around the world.
 
IGCC enables RMIT Melbourne postgraduate students in the Master of Animation, Games & Interactivity (MAGI) to work in an intensive ‘game-jam’ with students from Japan (Trident Institute of Information Technology Nagoya), Singapore (Nanyang Polytechnic), France (Supinfogame), Finland (Kajaani University of Applied Sciences) and South Korea (Hoseo University).

RMIT students will be spread across diverse teams to work with an industry client, experience collective cross-cultural creativity, and conceptualise-develop game concepts through learning experiences such as dissecting the industry client’s game design brief, peer input, academic mentors, industry insights, prototype development, ideas pitching, judges’ feedback and possibly commercialising games concepts. RMIT students do not work as an RMIT team but are spread across groups of nationalities and experience who have diverse skill sets in game art, game design, game programming as well as teamwork and intercultural competencies.

Program cost
Funds will need to cover the items below, however quotes on flights etc have not yet been arranged.

Costs to consider:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • RMIT tuition tee
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
** Travel insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. 
For more detailed information, please refer here

Eligibility
  • Master of Animation, Games and Interactivity (MC232) students only
Academic Credit
  • No academic credit available
Application and Selection process
STEP ONE: Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 25 July 2018.
Complete the following questionnaires:
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
    • Under Statement of Purpose please include a statement indicating you should participate in the IGCC event in Finland.
STEP TWO: Approved students will be notified by MAGI staff by 30 July 2018

Funding
For 2018 there are
  • 3x $3300 RMIT Mobility Grants available
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.
 
Contact
Matthew Riley
School of Design
E matthew.riley@rmit.edu.au
 

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.