Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bramson ORT College Taught Me the Skills and Knowledge Required to Make it in The Gaming Industry!

Bramson ORT College Taught Me the Skills and Knowledge Required to Make it in The Gaming Industry!

"My name is Adam Alicea and I graduated with an Associate Degree in Game Design at Bramson ORT College. Before I started my education at Bramson ORT College, I was working at an uneventful security job. I knew I didn’t want to do this for the rest of my life and I had a desire to obtain a career relating to the art field. At the time, I wasn’t sure what my options were. I had dropped out of high school, which put me at a major disadvantage as a workforce candidate. A friend told me about Bramson ORT College’s GED Program. I learned that you could obtain your GED while earning college credit at the same time. I immediately jumped onto this opportunity and enrolled at Bramson ORT College. This single decision impacted my future.

I enrolled as a Game Design and Programming major. I learned about Game Design starting from the basic principles to the intermediate concepts. This unique program introduces students to all types of design aspects from developing characters and understanding how they work, to understanding the business aspects and developing good stories for games. The Game Design Associate Degree Program also introduces you to intermediate aspects of programming for game and character development. I was introduced to Autodesk Maya, an industry software application used for 3D animation, 3D modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, and compositing. With Maya, I learned how to develop 3D models for games and animations. In my first few classes, I realized that I wanted to design characters for video games and become a successful Game Designer.

During my studies, Bramson ORT College’s Career Services Department helped me obtain an internship as a Game Tester for Power Head Games. As a game tester, I had to document any issues or errors in video games and send these reports to the Game Developers. This role is very important because it involves all the mechanics of a game, such as the art, sound, hardware, and software. Without these aspects, the game cannot be completed. The whole process of creating a game from start to finish is amazing and challenging. Everyone I worked with had strict deadlines, and we had to finish our duties in a small amount of time. I witnessed how hard everyone had to work to finish completing the game, and I pushed myself to do the best job possible. I received an A following the completion of my internship.

I came to the realization that what I learned was more important than receiving a good grade. I learned something that I could take with me in any situation. It was the idea and understanding that through any situation there will always be a struggle. There will always be some type of frustration or letdown or days when you feel like quitting. But through your struggles, you end up building something without realizing it. This is called character. Character can be a strength that takes on any situation. Sometimes knowing or not knowing what is really involved and building a strong character is a tool that will help you to grow as a better person for the rest of your life! Bramson ORT College taught me the skills and knowledge required to make it in the gaming industry! I am glad that I found my path at Bramson ORT! You can view my first short 3D Animation student film by clicking here:"

- Adam Alicea
(Game Design & Programming Graduate)

With the growing demand for game design and programming skills in an expanding industry, Bramson ORT’s Game Design Concentration and Game Design Certificate Program was founded in 2009. It was one of the few programs pioneering the latest game design software, technology, and theory in one of the most current and creative fields. The program became so popular that a Game Design Associate Degree was approved in October 2011. The degree program received accreditation by NYSED and was implemented successfully. Bramson ORT’s game design courses are aimed at meeting the standard competencies necessary for employment in the game design industry. The curriculum includes hands-on training in computer and game programming, game design theory, and game development. The popularity of the program proved that there is a growing demand for creative careers in this expanding and in-demand field. In addition to the Game Design Associate Degree, the college offers careers in the Medical Field, Pre-law, Business, Business Online, Accounting, Office Technology, Renewable Energy, Electronics, Graphic Design Concentration, and Computer Networking. Currently, Bramson ORT College has an over 80% graduate job placement rate! For more information about our Queens and Brooklyn campuses and programs visit You can view more Bramson ORT students’ work at our new Game Design Portal and watch animations and videos on YouTube:

For a limited time, Bramson ORT College is offering a $500 scholarship towards tuition for students that enroll.

Join us at our next Open House Event or call Admissions at 718-261-5800 for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Good to know about your inspiration in career. The present day degree and diploma gaming institutes have very good rapport, in order for the students to get involved in the subject and gain a command over them without fearing for any issue they face.