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A proposal for specific industry accreditation for Game Audio Education

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The growth of the UK games industry highlights similar growth in the pursuit of game and interactive audio as both a career path and an academic pursuit. A number of UK institutions are now moving to develop specific degree content in these subject areas. This paper proposes the incorporation of an industry centric accreditation body for game audio education. Current trends in course accreditation are considered and the merits of pursuing accreditation are discussed. It is suggested that an industry accreditation body would aid the development of a responsive game audio curriculum, help ensure consistently relevant education, and would maximise the employability of game audio graduates in a competitive job sector.

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