Game Audio Schools
While many prefer the challenge of DIY learning, there are now several game audio schools offering online and traditional degree programs. Middleware studies are at an all time high and companies are hiring Audio Programmers in addition to the traditional Sound Design, Audio Engineer and Music Composer positions.
In addition to attending game audio schools and learning from skilled instructors, it is important to network and attend conferences to get a feel for the culture. There, you will make the connections needed to get ahead in the interactive entertainment industry. Each year, tens of thousands migrate to San Francisco for GDC which is the mecca for game developers and a great supplement to game audio schooling. There are dedicated game audio sessions for learning bleeding edge techniques from those working from AAA to Mobile.
Before embarking on the game audio career path, be sure to read our entire collection of game audio articles as well as those found throughout the web. It's an exciting time to be involved in #GameAudio and the twitter community has proven itself to be an excellent resource for tips, tricks and breaking news. It's been great to watch it grow since 2009 into a strong tribe, sharing free resources and techniques. Tap into the daily stream of content from hobbyists, students and professionals, some with decades of experience. Join the fun and get a daily dose of game audio culture. Whether your future includes game audio schools or freelance endeavors, thanks for dropping by!