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Old 01-07-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
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I was wondering if we could pursue game designing after after studying animation. I am from a country where game designing is a relatively new field. I intend to pursue a masters in Game design. Sadly, there aren't too many institutes that offer a course in game design at a certificate or diploma level, the animation schools however are exceptionally good
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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I was wondering if we could pursue game designing after after studying animation.
Yes, Spoo. You can study whatever you want, whenever you want.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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I believe there is no programming part taught in animation, I believe game designing teaches you a bit of programming required during level design and stuff. Won't it be a bit of a struggle learning it at a later stage?
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:26 AM   #4
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There are lots of different types of game designers, and "game designer" can mean completely different things depending on which studio you're asking. It's certainly helpful for a game designer to have basic programming knowledge, and it's probably even required at some studios, but it's not like you can't possibly work as a game designer without knowing how to program.

I would recommend learning it on your own time though! Find a language that looks interesting, and work through some tutorials. It's actually lots of fun!
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:27 AM   #5
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what are your thoughts about this course
http://www.arena-multimedia.com/game-art-n-design.html
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It's an art course, not a game design one.
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Hey dude I can totally understand your position as there are no schools in Mumbai or India for that matter.I myself am looking for good game design institutes abroad (US/UK) both
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:58 PM   #8
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Hey dude I can totally understand your position as there are no schools in Mumbai or India for that matter.I myself am looking for good game design institutes abroad (US/UK) both
If you're looking for a postgraduate course that, strictly, actually teaches design, then I've been told Brunel University in London is very good. I don't know about the course personally, however I know UK games designer Steve Jackson (Games Workshop, Lionhead) is involved.
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If you're looking for a postgraduate course that, strictly, actually teaches design, then I've been told Brunel University in London is very good. I don't know about the course personally, however I know UK games designer Steve Jackson (Games Workshop, Lionhead) is involved.
Hey wee bit of confusion here , you meant design as in art or game design
I recently also read up about a university in scotland that is industry recognized.

Thanks for the help !
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Hey wee bit of confusion here , you meant design as in art or game design
The course is called "Digital Game Theory & Design". There is no art involved [1][2].
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