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Zamarripa 06-25-2011 11:07 AM

Game Artists!
 
I Need to speak with a gamer artist. So if you are one or know one please tell me!
I'm considering being a game artist but I need to know if its a good career path. I love gaming and art so having a career with both of those combined would be a dream! I don't care about how much money I make and just want to do what I love.
I also want to know what colleges successful game artist went to. Ive tried looking into Full Sail University, University of Advancing Technologies and Art Institute. But Every time I dig deeper into my search there is always that one person who is like, Don't go there! Not to mention the tuition.
So please help! I'm about to be a senior in high school with no idea were I wanna go. I still have time to decide but I heard the earlier the better, right?

thecore95 06-27-2011 09:53 AM

Well I'm in Game Art at Full Sail University Online I don't know how the on campus experience differs but I have noticed that we do share common projects because I saw it when I went to visit the campus during one of my difficult courses. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to give my feelings and advice.

My email is thecore95@fullsail.edu

tsloper 06-27-2011 01:21 PM

Hello Zamarripa, you wrote:
Quote:

1. I'm considering being a game artist but I need to know if its a good career path.
2. I also want to know what colleges successful game artist went to.
3. Ive tried looking into Full Sail University, University of Advancing Technologies and Art Institute.
4. But Every time I dig deeper into my search there is always that one person who is like, Don't go there!
5. Not to mention the tuition.
6. I still have time to decide
1. What does a "good" career mean to you? My point is, only YOU can decide what your criteria are. Because it's YOUR life. What other people think is good might not match your criteria.

2. Don't worry about that. They all come from a variety of schools. You do want an art degree, but it can come from any sort of school.

3. You're talking about "game schools," right? For-profit schools. I recommend you Google "for-profit school news" and "for-profit college controversy," things like that (always Google using different search strings), and find out what's been going on lately in this regard. Then read these:
http://archive.gamedev.net/reference...ures/schools1/
http://scientificninja.com/blog/on-game-schools
http://www.igda.org/games-game-june-2009
http://www.gamecareerguide.com/schools/
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/resources.htm
http://archive.gamedev.net/reference...egoryid=77#273
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson44.htm

4. There will always be one guy who says that about anything. You, young sir, are much too easily swayed.

5. Let's DO mention the tuition. It should be a huge factor in your decision. It can't be the only factor, but it should be an important factor.

6. Make a decision grid:
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm
Consider not only those game schools, but also your local community college and state colleges.

Zamarripa 06-28-2011 12:21 PM

so how do I respond to tom? Did you mean this website or the one in the link?

tsloper 06-28-2011 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zamarripa (Post 25132)
so how do I respond to tom? Did you mean this website or the one in the link?

If you're talking to the spammer, his post has been deleted. If you want to reply to my post, scroll down and use the same user interface you used to write the above.

Zamarripa 06-29-2011 11:41 AM

Ok, so what do you do? Are you a game artist?

tsloper 06-29-2011 01:08 PM

You could find that out very easily by simply clicking my sig (or with a simple Google search), but here:
http://www.sloperama.com/business/prodlist.htm
http://itp.usc.edu/faculty-staff/Tom-Sloper
http://www.igda.org/games-game
http://www.giantbomb.com/tom-sloper/72-2410/
http://www.mobygames.com/developer/s...eloperId,3304/

Zamarripa 06-30-2011 11:27 AM

Oh so your a professional! That's really cool! Its an honor to talk to you! Well thank you for your advice i will make sure I keep it in mind. I hope I can achieve my dream of doing what I love. And I guess in the end it all comes down to me on where and how i wanna do it right?

tsloper 06-30-2011 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zamarripa (Post 25179)
I guess in the end it all comes down to me on where and how i wanna do it right?

I have no idea what you're asking me now. All what comes down on you and where you want to do what?

Zamarripa 06-30-2011 07:01 PM

Sorry , I meant most decisions are mine to make.


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