Fire Tech Camp was a great experience and the best camp I've ever been to. I think the camp does a great job in combining fun with learning.Emma, 13yr old programmer
Thinking about becoming a big player in the video game industry? This Fire Tech Experience explores some of the amazing types of job you’ll encounter in this fast moving sector. Discover what interests you most and get the best tips to start thinking about levelling up your career.
What’s it like to work in the video game industry?
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
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What's it like to work in the video game industry?reset
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Why do people go to work?
Many young students joining this experience would have just begun considering their future careers. We support their discovery process through a clearer context of work/career/jobs before diving into working specifically in the game industry
Discover the video game industry
Paired with a deeper understanding of careers, we delve into the video game industry, an economic sector that exists worldwide. We explain the different sectors under the umbrella term and highlight types of companies to help participants navigate their options.
Think about your own future, while learning that how the video game industry is involved in the development, marketing, and monetization of video games. There are dozens of job disciplines, employing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
If you are starting to think about your career plans for the future and you’re curious about working in the video game industry, then this mega informative Fire Tech Experience is the one for you.
The video game industry is experiencing huge growth worldwide, and let’s face it, everybody loves video games. Our game industry expert tutor will talk about different sectors in the game industry, examples of popular and familiar game companies and the bigger picture of the many ever-changing job roles across the industry. We’ll focus on Game Designers, Game Artists, Game Developers and Production Managers as examples.
Students will have a chance to contribute their own thoughts about how they want to approach choosing a career too. The perfect opportunity to put down your controller for an hour and actually become the controller of your own destiny!
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- More about their personal strengths and skills
- Improved understanding of popular roles in the game industry and industry-specific skills
- Recommended tools/resources to support their journey