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Old 10-19-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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Question Looking to get into the Game and Art Design Field

I am currently a Senior in High School and i decided about half a year ago i decided i wanted to be in this field. I first looked into schools that specify in the field like AI and Expressions since they are in my area and have what i want. I already knew that i needed to go into Community college to get some basic classes down.

So what i want to know is what courses i should be taking at OCC. I was looking at all of the Computer Science classes like Java, C++, VB.Net, and others. Are those classes that would act as a useful knowledge if i am looking into programming, and art design. Also what other classes should i consider taking in order to better prep myself.

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Old 10-19-2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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what courses i should be taking at OCC. I was looking at all of the Computer Science classes like Java, C++, VB.Net, and others. Are those classes that would act as a useful knowledge if i am looking into programming, and art design. Also what other classes should i consider taking in order to better prep myself.
Whatever courses you want (I'm serious about that). And take more English courses (whatever will help you remember to always capitalize the word "I"). And whatever required courses you're going to have to have to get a bachelors degree -- you want to be free to take as many electives as you can when you get into the more expensive school.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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Well i am going to take advantage of whatever i can get, but i just want to make sure i am on the right path. Are there any other things like art that i should be taking?
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:17 AM   #4
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1. i [sic] just want to make sure i [sic] am on the right path.
2. Are there any other things like art that i [sic] should be taking?
1. As long as you are following your passions, studying subjects you are interested in, discovering what you are good at, and taking classes you're required to take, then you are on the right path.
2. Yes. I recommend you go to my site and skim through the titles of the articles, and read any that apply to questions you may have. http://www.sloperama.com/advice.html
Also see http://www.gamedev.net/community/for...p?forum_id=101 (some crossover, but perhaps a better organized list)
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:09 AM   #5
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Well i appreciate the help then. I think i understand where you are trying say by taking all those classes.

But im not sure what i want to do in the field just yet. I could either program or design but i dont know yet. I really like the idea of working with a team of people. So i will be looking for into the industry itself, if you have any links, that would be awesome.

Thanks again.
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Well i [sic] appreciate the help then. I think i [sic] understand where [sic] you are trying say [sic] by taking all those classes.
But im [sic] not sure what i [sic] want to do in the field just yet. I could either program or design but i [sic] dont [sic] know yet. I really like the idea of working with a team of people. So i [sic] will be looking for into the industry itself, if you have any links, that would be awesome.
Dude, I already gave you links. If you didn't read those, what use would it be to give you more (especially if any other links are unlikely to be nearly as good as the ones I already gave you)?
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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Are you saying that you want to go into military to program to learn how to program (ie take a course)?
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:49 AM   #8
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Yes it did help me. I have looked into the classes provided and it doesn't seem to be what I need or want. I will just take my chances at CC and then getting a degree and AI.

I also seem to have a pretty good chance at blizzard as I know people who work there at the Irvine location and my friends dad is getting him a job as a QA Tester and he will be helping me get a job too.

So its look pretty good for me, all I have to do is stay positive, get a car to get to OCC, get a part time job, and take the classes on need to.

Thanks for all the help tsloper, I am bookmarking your site for future uses. It is a very helpful site.
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