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Old 01-23-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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I am about half way through a two-year degree in Game Development.

description and plan of study a PDF on the right
http://www2.cscc.edu/academics/programs/cit/

I have been reading through the site and was not able to find anything about a two-year degree. I just would like to know if it is worth it. So far I have worked a lot with Python and C++ programming and also the Unreal Development Kit.

My dream job is at Epic. Is it possible with the degree I am working on now?
*I know I'll need an entry-level job for a while first*
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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1. I just would like to know if it is worth it.
2. Is it possible with the degree I am working on now?
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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okay I'll try and rephrase.

does my current school have an effective course of study for my degree t give me the qualifications that i need to be able to do what i want to. they have no current information on where graduates are in the program, due to the fact that this is a really new program for them and i don't think they have had a class graduate yet.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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Which role are you aiming for? Programmer, Artist, etc?
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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something in the level design department, or a charater artist or animator, background artist
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:07 PM   #6
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Level Design. Seems to cover all the bases.

Artist. Hell no. It is primarily a programmer's course.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:17 PM   #7
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that what is that i figured and i did notice that this course is way programing heavy and i am okay with that i jwas just wondering how much it limited my employability
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A degree is not a ball and chain that handcuffs you permanently to a particular field.
It's not a stinking dead albatross tied around your neck.
Choose the degree you WANT to take, and don't look back as it starts you down your own particular yellow brick road.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:43 PM   #9
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thank you very much i'm going to get this done and i hope it is a yellow brick road
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