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Old 12-04-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Next Step help :/

i know these sorts of threads get shunned alot but i really do need help and i dont know where else to turn.

i have just finished my cert 2 and 3 in game programming with AIE and am unsure on my next step

i have the choice out of the following

Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development - Specialising in Software Development
http://www.aie.edu.au/courses/game_p..._pro_game.html

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Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development (BIT-GDD)http://www.courses.mq.edu.au/2012/Un...atYouWillStudy

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C10229v3 Bachelor of Science in Games Development

http://handbook.uts.edu.au/courses/c10229.html#F22
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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Here's one good way to make that decision: http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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Here's one good way to make that decision: http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm

ok thanks i have picked macquarie over the other unis but its sort of confusing me if that bachelor in computer science will offer more than what a gaming school does
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:16 AM   #4
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It is tough choice without knowing anything from the Universities. Have you tried to get in contact with ex-students from those places to get their thoughts? How many have found work (something you could ask the Universities?).
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ok thanks i have picked macquarie over the other unis but its sort of confusing me if that bachelor in computer science will offer more than what a gaming school does
You need a CS degree. You don't need a "game degree."

http://scientificninja.com/blog/on-game-schools
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson44.htm
http://www.igda.org/games-game-june-2009
http://www.igda.org/games-game-july-2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For-profit_education
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_and_colleges
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