Reposted from the CCRMA blog. Note: travel expenses and room and board are not covered, just tuition. But no previous experience in computer music is required! Just lots and lots of enthusiasm for both music and games!
Women in Music and Gaming Scholarship
Summer workshop opportunity to study Music and Gaming
Promote the engagement of young women in the fields of game design and development and interactive electronic and computer music.
HOW IT WORKS:
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
This hands-on workshop will explore cutting edge techniques for building interactive sound and music systems for games and 2D/3D rendered environments. To better understand the link between virtual space and sound, students will learn the basics of 3D art and modelling, game programming, interactive sound synthesis and computer networking using Open Sound Control. During this intensive week, students will build their own fully functional interactive musical game world. Each student will leave the workshop with a fully playable demo of their own custom musical game experience.
Topics and technologies covered will include:
● Game Design and Development with Unreal Engine 4 and Unity3D
● Interactive Audio Programming with Pure Data, LibPD, SuperCollider and ChucK
● 3D Art and Modelling with 3DS Max and Maya
● Procedural Music and Sound
● Algorithmic and Generative music
The Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA, pronounced ‘karma’) is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary facility where composers and researchers work together using computer-based technology both as an artistic medium and as a research tool.
HOW TO APPLY:
Young women enthusiastic about music and gaming are invited to apply. Age range is approximately between 16 and 30. No previous background in computer music is required.
Please send an e-mail to Nette Worthey (networth _AT_ ccrma _DOT_ stanford _DOT_ edu) with the following information:
a) Full name
b) Date of birth
c) Phone number
d) Preferred e-mail address
e) Current school (if any)
f) A one-page document stating why you are interested in this opportunity. Though no previous experience is required to attend the course, feel free to mention any past work you may have done (for example, any relevant game design or development experience, musical experience, music and gaming software you have used, etc. If there are links available to any of your work online, feel free to include them as well).
DEADLINE: June 1, 2015.
Recipients will be selected after review of all applicants’ materials.
* The workshop will take place from July 20 to July 24, 2015 (click here for details: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops/designingmusicalgames2015 )
* The recipients will receive a full tuition waiver to register for the Designing Musical Games
workshop. This scholarship does not include room and board, nor transportation expenses, and it does not have any cash value.
* The selected student(s) may choose to participate of the workshop at either full time or part time capacity (see workshop website for details on each option).