Monday, March 15, 2010

Interactive Design to Game Development???

I made an error with classes this quarter, possibly lost my scholarship for a quarter, if I bring up my GPA it will come back, "a small bump" (words from my friend Daniel) in this upcoming quarter, I am remembering that I am not the first student to make a mistake, it's just irritating, just extra money that I don't really have. Good News is next month is Scholarship month at SCAD, for some reason you only have one month out of the whole year to apply for all of the scholarships available through SCAD so I am going to apply for everything that I can, also looking at Fastweb and contests and such online, I know a couple students who are always entering in Art contests, really it's a smart idea.
I had been thinking about this lately, and this issue with scholarships is really making me reflect on if I am happy with Interactive Design as my concentration. I am thinking of changing my degree concentration from Interactive Design to Game Development, either way I can incorporate classes through electives. Both would take four quarters to finish. I have my A.S. degree in Print Design and it seems like Game Development would allow more opportunities most game companies seem to be on the West coast or in Orlando. Seattle seems nice, and California would not be bad, just not really a state that I ever thought of moving to or thought that I would want to move to, of course one friend asked me if I had been to California, which I have not, I sound pretty close minded with the lack of information that I have. Most of my immediate family and friends are in Florida which makes me rethink the whole idea of ever moving to another state, I do want to travel though, perhaps I could live in an RV and be a traveling game designer! Even though I am not married yet, I also have to think depending on when I marry, will my future husband even support the idea of moving to another state? Perhaps I think too much, haha.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

End of 2nd quarter

Finally finished with 2nd quarter, it actually did not seem that long, but I am happy for fresh new classes. My fresh new classes include two aesthetic courses, one is digital. Hopefully they are not the same, it might make the class seem easier, but to make two assignments that are the same seems a bit much.

My color theory course final probably got the worst grade, I am not too worried about it, I can fix it up for portfolio viewing. My American Moderns class final was great, a 94% on my essay, had an awesome friend proofread it so I knew it would work out, haha. My Intro to Interactive Design and Gaming is undecided, had a problem with the file so I am still waiting for my grade. Overall with the events of last year, I think grade wise I did okay this quarter. Of course it could have been better, but there is always next quarter. One of the quarters I will get all A's, I am determined.

I set up a store on Etsy, no sales yet, but I am still figuring it out. I need to get some photos of antiques items to put on there today as I will not have my camera for about a week, which is okay, it's not being used at the moment. Plans are to send out the HP Laptop before my warranty ends since it is definitely looking grim with a keyboard that doesn't work. I really am not a fan of standing in line for Geek Squad though, I always feel a bit dopey, and last time the Geek Squad guy had to comment on all of the auto starting programs, Grrrrrrrr.........

Okay, that's all for now!