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Old 09-16-2008, 01:33 AM   #1
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hi there,

As i was searching for colleges in the US and Canada that would offer good game programming related education , I encountered the following...

1.FullSail,FL
2.Digipen,WA
3.University of Southern California(Viterbi)
4.Rochester Institute of Technology,NY
5.FIEA,University of Central Florida
6.Algoma University , Canada

Is it possible for you to let me know how you rank these colleges?How good they are?And are there any other colleges?Please let me know!

Thanks a ton!
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:37 AM   #2
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Is it possible for you to let me know how you rank these colleges?
No, that would require someone to have attended all the colleges.

Consider doing a standard Computer Science course at a good University to get a good foundation in the skills you need for the games software industry. It be cheaper and you will have a more rounded education to work from.

Read: http://scientificninja.com/advice/on-game-schools
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:09 AM   #3
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Unless you have attended all of these schools or work with someone who has then it will be impossible to answer this question.
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1.FullSail,FL
2.Digipen,WA
Personally I have only heard of these two schools. I went to Full Sail and it worked out for me and a lot of my friends. Most of the people I know who come out of Digipen are really smart so I guess it works well too.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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No, that would require someone to have attended all the colleges.
I do have to wonder about this. I would agree, but when people apply to the industry, someone out their must be judging their college choices...
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:02 AM   #5
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You can't subjectively compare two courses without attending them both. What you can do is base your choice opinions of the course from other people and your view when you visit the University.

Other factors also include cost and location.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:06 PM   #6
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It's down to the individual anyway, not the school. All the school can do is help nuture the right skills, but even then academia and the industry sometimes have different ideas.
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It's down to the individual anyway, not the school. All the school can do is help nuture the right skills, but even then academia and the industry sometimes have different ideas.
Agree. It's all about what YOU put into the school and how you take advantage of what it offers that'll determine what you get out of it.
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Agree. It's all about what YOU put into the school and how you take advantage of what it offers that'll determine what you get out of it.
Having said that, some schools will point you in the right direction while others will just send you in the opposite direction.
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