The Springfield College Computer Graphics and Digital Arts Program hosted a free Game Lab workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17 for high school students interested in being a video game designer. Attendees had the opportunity to work in the Springfield College Game Lab, as well as work in the Mac Lab and Maya Lab.
Springfield College Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Martin Shell welcomed the participants and their families. Springfield College Computer Graphics and Digital Arts Professors Ruth West and Harold InDelicato also introduced attendees to the campus. Springfield College Computer Graphics and Digital Arts students also led prospective high school students in using the virtual reality, Oculus Rift headset, as well as showcasing the program's 3-d printer.
Following lunch, a panel of industry experts talked to the students including: Co-founder of Vermont Digital Arts Elliott Mitchell, Director of Software Engineering at Carousel Industries Matthew Zanni, and Production Artist at Doodle Picture Studios Robin Clark '13.