Friday, 10 November 2006

Brixton University

Founded in 1952, Brixton University is known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. It is located near Wellington with excellent public transportation to all near-by cities.

The university's eleven faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate degree programmes
Art History (Art/History)
Ceramics and Sculpture (Art)
Drawing (Art)
Painting (Art)
Photography (Art)

Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

Undergraduate degree programmes
Counceling Psychology (Psychology)
Forensic Psychology (Psychology)

Postgraduate degree programmes
Master of Psychology

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate degree programmes
Business Statistics (Economics)
Entrepreneurial Studies (Economics)
International Economics (Economics)
Investment and Securities (Economics)
Marketing (Economics)

Faculty of Consumer Sciences
In association with the Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate degree programmes
Cosmetology, (Art/Economics/Philosophy)
Culinary Arts (Art/Economics/Philosophy)
Hair Design (Art/Economics/Philosophy)
Massage Therapy (Biology/Economics/Philosophy)
Tourism and Travel Management (Economics/Literature)

Faculty of Design

Undergraduate degree programmes
Architecture (Art/History/Mathematics/Physics)
Fashion Design (Art)
Graphic Design (Art)
Illustration (Art)
Industrial Design (Art/History/Mathematics/Physics)
Interior Design (Art/History)

Postgraduate degree programmes
Master of Architecture

Faculty of Film and Literature

Undergraduate degree programmes
Acting (Drama)
Creative Writing (Literature/Philosophy)
Costume Design (Art/Drama/History)
Directing (Drama)
Film Studies (Drama)
Makeup Artistry (Art/Drama/History)
Playwriting and Screenwriting (Drama/Literature/Philosophy)
Theater Arts (Drama/Literature)

Faculty of Health and Medicine

Undergraduate degree programmes
Nursing (Biology/Mathematics/Physics)
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Biology/Mathematics/Physics)
Physiotherapy (Biology/Mathematics/Physics)
Pre-medicine (Biology/Mathematics/Physics)
Sports Medicine (Biology/Mathematics/Physics)

Postgraduate degree programmes
Doctor of Medicine

Faculty of Music and Dance

Undergraduate degree programmes
Ballet (Art/Drama)
Conducting (Art/Drama)
Jazz Dance (Art/Drama)
Modern Dance (Art/Drama)
Music (Drama)
Music Performance (Drama)
Music Theory and Composition (Drama)
Voice and Opera (Drama)

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate degree programmes
Astronomy (Mathematics/Physics)
Forensic Science (Biology/Mathematics/Physics)
Microbiology (Biology)
Pharmacology (Biology/Physics)
Statistics (Mathematics/Physics)
Veterinary Studies (Biology/Mathematics/Physics)

Postgraduate degree programmes
Doctor of Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

Undergraduate degree programmes
Broadcast Journalism (Art/Drama/Economics/History/Literature/Political Science)
Criminology (History/Philosophy/Political Science/Psychology)
Education (Any)
Journalism (Art/Drama/Economics/History/Literature/Political Science/)
Library and Information Science (History/Literature/Philosophy/Political Science)
Political Science
Pre-law Studies (Drama/Economics/History/Literature/Philosophy/Political Science/Psychology)
Public Administration (Economics/History/Political Science)
Social Work (Philosophy/Political Science/Psychology)

Postgraduate degree programmes
Master of Education
Master of Law

Faculty of Technology

Undergraduate degree programmes
Artificial Intelligence (Art/Mathematics/Physics)
Computer Programming (Art/Mathematics/Physics)
Computer Science (Art/Mathematics/Physics)
Computer Systems Analysis (Art/Mathematics/Physics)
Game and Interactive Media Design (Any)
Information Technology (Art/Mathematics/Physics)
Web Development (Art/Mathematics/Physics)

  • This is the faculty system for Brixton University. I don't use any custom majors so each of the "imaginary" majors is linked to at least one default game major.
  • Students in the Faculty of Consumer Sciences get education in their chosen field but their education also includes business studies in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
  • Building the university is an ongoing project and I will add photos and/or edit the information when needed.

Sunday, 5 November 2006


I'm planning to change the banner for the blog more often now, at least once a round so I thought I'd post the previous banners here in case someone wants to see them.

Click each banner for full size version.

Banner #1: Erin and Toby

Banner #2: Jena and Alexa

Banner #3: Stephen, Eve and Kaitlyn

Banner #4: Regan and Max

Banner #5: Madelyn

Banner #6: Jeremy

Banner #7: Naomi

Friday, 3 November 2006

Hacks, programs and other tools

I have a ridiculous amount of hacks in my game so I'm only listing ones that really make a difference. I'm also listing other tools that make simming and blogging a lot easier for me.

THE Hacks

ACR 2.0 - this hack pretty much runs the romantic life of my sims

Antiredundancy, nodormieregen, nossrespawn, nostrayrespawn and notownieregen - essential if you want to create a hood with empty templates, stops the game from generating unnecessary NPCs.

Cyjon's Loan Jar - I use this for loans since I like that it lets you set the interest rate

Insimenator - very useful! I've only started using InSim quite recently but already I couldn't play without it.

Inteenimator - enables teen pregnancy and also has a good birth control system

Monique's computer, updated for AL by Chaavik - I handle almost all finances in Wellington with this wonderful computer, a must-have for hoods that have some sort of economical system

Other hacks I use
Age group tweak
Apartment hack
College Adjuster
Community lot skilling
Days left shrub
Expanded and reduced LTW
Harder jobs
Inge Jones' playable school - community lot school tutorial by Carla here
Male bodyhair overlays - fixed version here
Monique's child support
No 20k handouts
Phone hack
Real sickness - make sure to download the mod in this post, not the first post of the thread
Summer vacation
Visitor Controller

Programs and other tools

SimPE - how did we simmers ever survive before this program was created? LOL
SimCamera - the good ol' picture-taking program which I still use to take all my screencaps
FlashNote - a very handy program which I use to track down everything that happens in Wellington
RandomStuff by Hook - wonderful little program that I use nowadays instead of rolling a dice for everything, ie. ROS, baby naming, aspirations etc. - an online dictionary which I use frequently when I'm writing the blog updates (since English is not my first language)