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Old 10-31-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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...I'm looking at current graduate computer science programs and I'm just wondering if there are any ways to help me decide which programs to avoid. I'm already narrowing down those that absolutely require heavy previous programming experience and a bachelor's in computer science (I'm actually surprised how many graduate programs I've found that don't require previous experience). I'm just looking for a basic computer science program, and not necessarily any that offer specific game programming classes or majors (I'll be learning that on my own).

Sorry if this is impossible to answer.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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Which country are you intending to study in? What type of technical experience do you have already (ie. web scripting, databases, maths, programming languages)?

In the UK, I would look at universities with close ties to the games industry such as Abertay, Hull, Portsmouth, etc.
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I'm in the US. I've been teaching myself Python the past few months. Other than that, I have no other programming experience, thus the reason I weeded out the schools that require such.
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A side question;

Should I be looking for a basic graduate computer science program, or should I look for a graduate game programming/development program instead?

This is another iffy question with so many different possible answers, but what would you do?
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A side question;

Should I be looking for a basic graduate computer science program, or should I look for a graduate game programming/development program instead?

This is another iffy question with so many different possible answers, but what would you do?
If you're looking for a post-graduate course and already have a computing background, look for a strong games-orientated course.

If you're looking for an undergraduate course, then go for a well-rounded computer science course with classes in a variety of topics - in particular maths, data structures, algorithms and graphics.
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Looking for post-graduate program, and my computer programming experience is extremely novice right now. That kind of puts me in the middle
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