Memorandum on cooperation in teaching video game development between FAMU and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (MFF) of Charles University
Today is the day of GDS, the largest conference of game developers in the country, where Dean of FAMU Andrea Slováková and Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (MFF) of Charles University Mirek Rokyta will sign a memorandum on cooperation in teaching video game development between FAMU and MFF. Attendees include Andrej Sýkora, Head of FAMU’s Department of Game Design, Pavel Barák, Chair of the Czech Game Developers Association, and first- and second-year students of our Game Design programme. This is a major milestone in the field of Czech game design, since two major institutions are joining forces with a view to cooperation in education, research and innovation in computer game development, effectively combining their respective know-how, personalities and domestic as well as international contacts. We are looking forward to see the first results of this inspiring collaboration.
“FAMU as an art school is profiling its programme entirely differently from MFF, although both specialisations need each other and will encounter each other in professional life. In the same way as Game Design collaborates with FAMU’s Departments of Sound Design, Animated Film and Production, this connection between two different schools makes great sense and I am convinced that it will really enrich the students of both schools in real life,” says Dean of FAMU Andrea Slováková.
Among other provisions, the memorandum says: “Game design is by its very nature an interdisciplinary field and each party involved specialises in a different part of it: Charles University’s MFF focuses on the technical aspects of development while FAMU focuses on game design. The purpose of the future cooperation is to interconnect these specialisations in order to enable comprehensive preparation for students as well as interdisciplinary research projects.”
"The students of last year's first year already had the opportunity to collaborate with the students of the MFF UK on the common subject 'Development of computer games' and create several great game prototypes. I am glad that both institutions confirm their interest in further expanding this cooperation and I look forward to what will happen," comments Andrej Sýkora, head of the game design department, on the cooperation.