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Adventure Module

Each Fall, ETC students embark on a thrilling event known as the Adventure Module.  While this experience has taken on a variety of activities throughout the years (cruises, museum visits, theme park visits, etc.), it has remained an important part of the ETC Fundamentals course and has become an important yearly ETC tradition. A core... Read more »

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Alumni Spotlight – Samik Bhowal class of 2008

Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with ETC Alumnus Samik Bhowal, Class of 2008.  During an interview, we asked Samik to share reflections on his time at the ETC as well as what he has been doing since graduation.  Having completed his ETC degree almost ten years ago, Samik had a lot of ... Read more »

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Prism in the spotlight

Last week, Pittsburgh’s  NPR station WESA did a story on the game created by ETC student team Prism.  The game helps elementary school students understand the experiences of their peers on the autism spectrum. http://www.wesa.fm/post/video-game-helps-kids-understand-experiences-peers-autism-spectrum#stream/0 The student team consisting of Ridima Ramesh – Designer,  Lena (Xueyang) Wang -Artist , Daniel Wolpow -Producer/Writer, Yutian Zheng –... Read more »

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Summer Internship 2018

The ETC strongly encourages students to obtain an internship during the summer between their two years of academic study.  We find that students who take advantage of this opportunity not only have a valuable learning experience but also have improved chances for success after graduation. During the summer of 2018, ETC students gained amazing experience... Read more »

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Playtesting

A primary focus of the ETC’s educational philosophy is the project experience!  ETC students embark on projects during their studies, and all of these projects have a specific audience in mind.  To help ensure success in these projects it is important for our students to playtest. The term playtest indicates the use of an experience... Read more »

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First Week of Classes

The week of August 27, marks the first week of classes of the Fall 2018 semester for students at the ETC.  Our 77 new students will embark on an exciting, invigorating, and challenging experience, called the Immersion Semester.  There are four required courses that make up the first semester at the ETC including: Building Virtual... Read more »

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Welcome to the ETC class of 2020

On Friday, August 24, the ETC was delighted to welcome 77 new students!  For the first time in the history of the ETC, our new class has a higher percentage of women!  Approximately 54% of the class is female and 46% male.  Our students represent 8 different countries giving us a 70% international population with... Read more »

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The ETC at SIGGRAPH 18

At this year’s SIGGRAPH  in Vancouver, BC August 12-16, you should be able to run into a few ETC folks.  Here is a quick summary of where you can run into a few.  We will also have a booth, #327, on the Exhibition Floor, stop by to say ‘hi’ when you can. Many thanks to... Read more »

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Serious Play winners

ETC students won the most honors in this year’s International Serious Play Awards competition for games designed for use in education or training.  The student projects won 4 of the 7 awards. Gold mental honors went to Prism, a transformational web browser game designed for 3rd and 4th grade children to promote empathy for individuals with autism.  The game... Read more »

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ETC Class of 2018

On the third Sunday of May, the ETC honored 73 students as we held the 2018 Diploma Ceremony at Heinz Field.  Following dinner, with fellow classmates, family, ETC faculty and staff the latest group of alumni received their Master of Entertainment Technology degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. This year’s ETC Alumni Award winner, Jon-Paul Dumont... Read more »

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