May 18, 2015
Hosted by Jason Ohlsen, Digital Worlds Institute
Translating a Passion for the Arts into a Career Path
Why are the arts important? What are some different routes I could take to explore my creative abilities? Are there creative careers out there that I haven’t even heard of? What could I be doing now to prepare myself? These questions, and many more will be the topic of this webinar as professionals from all over the state in the music, dance, acting, gaming, design, and science industries discuss how the arts have impacted their lives and careers.
May 19, 2015
Hosted by Marki Suvadjzic, Professor at UF's Digital Worlds Institute
Creative Careers in the Gaming Industry
Are you interested in entering the video games industry? Do you want to learn more about roles and responsibilities of various contributors like level designers, programmers, game testers, etc.? This webinar will present a cross view of the careers in the video game industry. Topics of discussion will include: various professional roles, salary averages, the geography of where to study and work, and a review of the skills necessary to enter the industry.
May 20, 2015
Hosted by Dr. Mary Palmer, Professor Emerita and Former College of Education Dean, UCF
Film, Events, Dance, Broadway, Games... oh my!! Career Opportunities for YOU
Are you interested in film-making? Or event development and production? Or how to have a dance career without dancing? Or directing Broadway shows? Or maybe creating and producing digital games? If yes, discover the pathway to the future that interests YOU! Guest speakers: Rob McCaffney, Digital Media Program Chair, Valencia College; Dr. Suzanne Salapa, Dance Faculty at Valenica State and Rollins College; Triesta Hall, Department Chair of Digital Publishing, Digital Arts & Design, Graphic Design, Full Sail University; R.K. Kelley, Former Director of Entertainment, Walt Disney World Entertainment and a Community Leader; Kenny Howard, Education Director, Florida Theatrical Association; Show Director/Producer, NYC.