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Old 05-17-2010, 08:15 AM   #1
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Question Has anyone been to TriOS college?

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I wonder if anyone ever been there and what there opinion of that college?

College website: http://www.getintothegame.ca/
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:10 AM   #2
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1. they're very expensive (37k$)
2. they let you pay for the internship, which doesn't cost them a penny
3. they teach you stuff that you can teach yourself if you are determined enough. And those type of determined guys is what the game industry is looking for
4. the games industry looks for portfolios and stuff YOU have made by yourself with your own creativity. Not something that was been pre-chewed by an instructor
5. the program is a mix of some art things and a lot of superficial programming. Nothing in depth. So as a programmer you're useless, as a designer you have no experience, as an artist you have no portfolio at the end. (besides a simple flash game, some unreal levels and easy 2d art... Not something that impresses on a resume)

been there, done that, got out with a financial blue eye, worked on my own portfolio and teaching myself is waaaay more efficient and goes much faster and with my real own portfolio I now got a job in the game industry. (instead of having to wait 2 years for the diploma).
Remember: determination and passion is everything. You don't need a private college for that.

steer away.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:16 AM   #3
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Default Can I have same real advise please?

I know it's been awhile but I'm back. When I made my first post I was already teaching myself C++ from the Game Institule so I just continued on learning from my course like Jerry said. But lately I have been lonely and bored. I would like to go to school just to be with other students and learn with other real people.

Now if anyone can give real advise about a schools recommendation? And don't just bash on schools please.

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Old 09-09-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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Now if anyone can give real advise about a schools recommendation?
See Section 3 on schools at http://www.gamedev.net/community/for...p?forum_id=101
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