Lecture: Electronic Arts, Moving from Player to Creator


Moving from Player to Creator:
Opportunities in the Videogame Industry

Colleen McReary and Ryan Stradling, Electronic Arts

Date and Time:
3:35 – 4:45 , March 21, 2007

EB1, Room 1011, NCSU’s Centennial Campus

Many people are now growing up as expert gamers. How can you
make the jump from playing videogames to getting paid to create them? This talk will explore what the games industry expects in terms of coursework and knowledge for students hoping to create games post graduation.

Speaker Bios:

Colleen Wheeler McCreary is Global Director of University Relations for Electronic Arts (EA), the world’s largest interactive entertainment software company based in Redwood City, CA. McCreary manages a global team and leads the development of the first formal University Relations program for EA, partners with academia on engineering and game design curriculum recommendations, and is building a process for finding,
recruiting, and retaining new college graduate and intern talent around the world.

Ryan Stradling is Senior Development Director at EA’s Tiburon Studios.

Visitors coming to this talk from off-campus locations should
obtain a visitors’ parking pass from the Centennial Campus Visitors’ Center and park in the Partners Way Parking Deck. For Specific directions, see http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/department/map/. Note that this
link directs you to EBII. This talk is held in EBI, shown on the map
adjacent to EBII.

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