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Old 02-28-2010, 04:33 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

Just registered when I found this awesome resource/forum filled with similar minded people.

Like I said, I need some advice and even help. I have taken a year off after high school, to get a proper idea of what I wanted to do with my life.
I wanted to get into Network Engineering/Design (College) or Software Engineering/Networking (College). Recently alot of Colleges across Ontario Canada have been designing Game Development courses, which sparked interest.

I wanted some opinions on the courses i'm interested in taking I have a passion for technology, but when I started seeing these programs it might be something I regret in the future if I dont follow it.

Below are some of the courses I have looked at; I'd really appreciate any feedback and help. Since the industry is relatively new there isn't alot of resources for me to rely on in Canada.


(Three Year) Game Development/Design
https://myplace.durhamcollege.ca/dur...programID=1348

(Three Year) + Optional Postsecondary Program Game Design (One Year)
http://www.georgebrown.ca/Marketing/...px#maincontent

http://www.georgebrown.ca/Marketing/...sign/G405.aspx

(Three Year) Game Development
http://extraweb.algonquincollege.com...id=3013X01FWO&


Thank you very much!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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How to decide between these 3 schools: http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm
How to make a decision in general: http://www.sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm

None of your choices offer a 4-year degree? Oh wait, I see that one does add up to 4.
Four years looks better on the resume (but you can always take 1 year of transferable courses at community college first anyway).
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the resources tsloper, reading them as we speak.

If anyone has anyone has any input on which course has more properly suited curriculum for the industry is an even bigger plus for me.

Cheers!
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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Quote:
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If anyone has anyone has any input on which course has more properly suited curriculum for the industry is an even bigger plus for me.
You mean "any OTHER input."
And: The matter of suitability for the industry is just one decision criterion you should use.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:50 PM   #5
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What do you want to be in the industry?
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:57 PM   #6
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Looking at the level design aspect, but additionally I'd be open to more areas as education shows them to me. Mainly, Level/Environment Design; thankfully these courses give you programming, animation, level design, management as well.

Also the Durham program gives you the option to get a 4 year degree after your 3rd year. The degree is in Game Development/Project Management which is an even bigger plus.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:08 PM   #7
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If Level Design is what you want to do, do a Computer Art course, learning programming or scripting in your spare time and make some levels for existing games like Unreal Tournament.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
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Alright, doing my research.

Any additional input is appreciated though.
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