We welcome the opportunity to share and discuss. There are many ways to connect with us:
- Join our mailinglist by emailing to “exertiongameslab+subscribe” at googlegroups dot com
- Follow us on Twitter
- Like us on Facebook
- Watch and share our videos on YouTube
- Give a talk in the Exertion Games Lab (in person or via Skype)
- Collaborate on research projects
- Spend sabbatical time in the lab
- Do an internship with us
Our lab endeavours to inspire industry and create frameworks and theories that are helping people create more engaging game and play experiences that matter. As teachers and trainers we want to put the tools and resources we have created into your hands.
- We are always happy to come into your organization and talk to you about our work, holding workshops and interactive sessions that engage your company’s staff.
- Tell us about how you use our material to inspire your design practice
- Use our materials in your teaching and training.
Internships/traineeships/practical work experience
If you are interested in spending some time in the Exertion Games Lab for an internship/traineeship/practical work experience in order to master your skills in physical game design, we often have openings for smart young people who are driven.
These positions are usually between 3-9 months and are unpaid, as they are in an academic environment. However, we offer excellent supervision and opportunities to engage in projects that are not possible in industry. Furthermore, these positions prepare you very well for further studies such as a PhD, as you will publish papers, and therefore an academic career.
Bachelor: Major projects
If you are in the RMIT games program, you can do your major project with us. If interested, please contact us.
Prospective Honours and PhD students
We are always looking for smart people who want to do a PhD in the Exertion Games Lab. PhD students in the Exertion Games Lab will graduate with a PhD in Creative Media from RMIT. PhD duration in the Exertion Games Lab is 3 years (the ‘official’ duration is 4 years to provide you a visa for 4 years, but scholarships are 3 years, so the actual time is 3 years). PhDs at RMIT do not require teaching etc., that take away time from PhD work, hence are much faster than in many other countries.
If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will apply for a PhD position while also applying for an Australian Postgraduate Award, which covers your tuition and living expenses for 3 years, the duration of the program.
If you are an international (i.e. non-Australian) applicant, you apply anytime of the year (as you do not qualify for the Australian Postgraduate Award), but there are other scholarships available to you, either from Australia (for example RUIRS) or from overseas (for example Fulbright). However, these scholarships often have yearly deadlines, mostly around end of October.
Before applying to the PhD program, make sure you get in contact with us first so we can support your application. Your application will need to be submitted to the general RMIT admission system before you can apply for a scholarship. Jason.edu.au is a great resource for scholarships. We are based in the School (similar to a department in other countries) of Media and Communication in the College (comparable to faculty) of Design and Social Context. Your primary supervisor will be Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller in the Exertion Games Lab, you will need to nominate a secondary supervisor.
While these are the primary ways that you can engage with the lab, there may be other opportunities. Please email us with your specific interests.