Following the first round of student placements, Mad Head Games (P10) hosted practical placements for the second group of 10 students of new and reformed MA and BA study programs from the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) and the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad (P2) from 15 November to 2 December 2021. During the period of over two weeks, students from the MA Music Direction study program and BA Sound design and Music Production study program from P1 and P2 respectively, had the opportunity to explore from various perspectives, video games as a medium, to learn more about the specifics of audio content, both music and sound effects, in video games and its implementations, as well as to try themselves out in practical tasks.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the second round of student placements in Mad Head Games was realized online, on Discord platform, which was found the most suitable for the activity.
The lectures, work content and practical assignments were designed specifically to correspond the advanced level of knowledge, interests and needs of students in this group. The topics therefore, included working with various types of game developers, introduction to game engines and work with game audio technology, along with specifics of music composition, arrangements and sound effect authoring for interactive media.
Practical assignments in the game engine and audio middleware were dedicated to the implementation of music and sound effects in 3D video game prototype.