The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
Born and raised in Bethel, CT, Kyle has traveled to Pittsburgh to attend one of the most prestigious colleges in the country and earn his Masters degree in videogames. His mom is so proud.
In the year before Kyle came to Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center, he worked as a high-school writing assistant and substitute teacher. Aside from teaching, Kyle also found time to pursue his dream of one day working in the videogame industry. He read books on game development, researched companies online, and attended many industry-related trade shows, including the 2008 Game Developers Conference (GDC). At GDC, Kyle got a chance to speak with many industry professionals, who all gave him insightful knowledge into the business of game development.
Taking what he learned at GDC, Kyle decided to find a graduate program that emphasized a hands-on approach to videogame production, so that he could become familiar with all the different disciplines that go into making a game. This led him to the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon, where he is currently in his final semester. At the ETC, Kyle enjoys contributing his strong written and verbal communication skills to his project teams and demonstrating leadership abilities as he works with his classmates to create some cool, interactive-entertainment experiences across a multitude of different platforms.