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Old 02-12-2010, 02:46 AM   #1
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is there any list of accredited colleges that have game design degree?i know u dont need to study game design to be a game designer but i want to study something really interesting and be good. i dont really want to study deep 3d modeling, art or programming, mostly anything i ll need about game design and about all other things around it.
i found international academy of design adn technology for that but i found many complaints about it, thats its not really a real college and u are probably gonna be laughed at when u try to find a job graduating from that school, same for westwood college.and i really havent found many other game design colleges.
so i would to know if there are any other colleges in us that i can go and study game design(and be able to find a job after graduation), i ask here because i need a safe answer because i dont want to make a wrong choice about an important think like that

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http://www.gamecareerguide.com/schools/
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/...ce_schools.php
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:01 AM   #3
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thanks a lot for the links.
i have seen a few of those colleges and will keep searching about them, but i have one question.
i ve heard that its not really easy to find a job without a 4year bachelor, and i ve seen that many of those schools have 1 or 2 year programs(like Vancouver Film School but i still search others 2), is it easy to find a job so early after graduating from these schools?(it will not be possible to find a game design job from the beggining, but what about the jobs around game design like QA tester, will it be easy to find one with only 1 or 2 year certificate?)

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Old 02-12-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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1. i ve heard that its not really easy to find a job without a 4year bachelor, and i ve seen that many of those schools have 1 or 2 year programs
2. is it easy to find a job so early after graduating from these schools?
3. what about the jobs around game design like QA tester, will it be easy to find one with only 1 or 2 year certificate?)
1. Then that tells you that the 1 or 2 year program is not enough. Total up all your post-high-school education. If it doesn't add up to 4 years, it's not enough.
2. Nothing is easy. Don't ask if anything is easy.
3. Nothing is easy. Don't ask if anything is easy. But you don't need a college education to become a QA tester. To become a QA tester in an English-speaking country, though, you need to be able to capitalize the word "I" and properly punctuate English contractions.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
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i got 2 more questions, what happens if u graduate from high school and then have only 1 year of education and a game design diploma?
why is the 4 years of educations so necessary?

also what employers think about people who have a game design certificate instead of something else?
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Husk, you wrote:

>i got 2 more questions, what happens if u graduate from high school and then have only 1 year of education and a game design diploma?

Nobody has a crystal ball. Nobody can tell you what WILL happen given any hypothetical situation. We can only tell you what MIGHT or PROBABLY will happen.

Most likely, you would have a VERY difficult time getting hired in the game industry in the hypothetical situation above.

>also what employers think about people who have a game design certificate instead of something else?

They think it's not enough education.

>why is the 4 years of educations so necessary?

Read these:

http://sloperama.com/advice/designprep.htm
http://www.igda.org/games-game-june-2009
http://www.igda.org/games-game-july-2009
http://www.igda.org/games-game-august-2003
http://www.gamedev.net/reference/bus...ures/schools1/
http://www.gamedev.net/community/for...opic_id=558712
http://www.gamedev.net/community/for...opic_id=559155
http://www.gamedev.net/community/for...opic_id=554830

Lastly:
What country do you live in? I'm guessing that English is not your native language -- am I correct?
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