You are studying Game Design and Interactive Media in your 2nd semester, so the application phase is still recent: Why did you choose this study program and what made you choose HMKW Berlin?
Games have always been a part of my life. I grew up with them and in hard moments they picked me up and showed me that life can also have beautiful sides. Especially after the death of my mother, I focused a lot on drawing and programming towards games. I decided early on that I wanted to turn my hobby into a career. HMKW helped me a lot with this decision, because I was able to see for myself, based on the modules offered, whether the program would help me personally and whether it would fit my interests.
Due to the pandemic, the semester has started online. Can you nevertheless already give a first impression of the course of studies?
Regarding my first impression of the course of studies, I can only describe it as positive, especially with regard to the pandemic conditions. When I started studying, I was downright surprised at how open-minded and personal the lecturers were in their interactions with the students. If you had a question, you could always approach the lecturers or if you needed feedback on a project, there was always enough time to get constructive criticism.
At the beginning of my studies, so last year in October 2020, there was hybrid teaching. Even though it was only for a very short period of time, we had the chance to be taught on-site at the campus. In retrospect, I can only see this experience as positive. All contact restrictions and hygiene measures were consistently enforced and you always felt safe in your environment.