I am a second year Architecture student with an interest in design. I currently fancy the animation and gaming industries, but I would like to know more about further specializations after architecture. What scope does Architecture have other than designing buildings?
Video games are for entertainment and architecture relates to real life. Still, game design and architectural design have some crossover, because a game's ability in its countless visuals affects a person's thoughts and actions. By balancing and contrasting different types of spaces, architecture can unfold, and choreograph the player experience to produce a much more powerful emotional impact and reaction to gameplay.
Architects are increasingly moving into virtual realms to construct their designs, for there, anything is possible. The architecture students of today are equipped with many of the game designer's tools: 3D modelling, rendering, and the like.
Still the specialization available at Master's level is all related to architecture only, like urban design, industrial design, environmental planning, transport planning, etc. But if you're keen on the gaming industry, do some short term course in that and experiment with the two fields.
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