The news comes shortly after Sidhe's celebrations of its 15th year in business, and will see two students receive grants of NZD$2300 towards their first year of study at the prestigious videogame design school.
Mario Wynands, MD of Sidhe and mobile publisher PikPok, said: “As the NZ games industry continues to go from strength to strength, we are proud to support emerging local talent in partnership with Media Design School. With the strong programme Media Design School offers, we have no doubt that these students will achieve great things in the future.”
Christopher Howlett, scholarship recipient, added: “I’ve learned so much already and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the course, especially the group game assignments towards the end of the year. Videos games have always been my passion and I would love to have a career developing computer games."
The Media Design School has been in operation since 2004 offering qualifications in game development, but will be looking to transition into degrees in August this year.
The school will be offering degrees in Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) and Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art), and will become New Zealand's only tertiary educator to provide degrees in videogame studies.
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