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Old 04-21-2011, 05:48 AM   #1
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Ok well basically I'm about to graduate high school and want to be a software engineer for the game industry, but no one around here is really in that career so i'm basically clueless.

As it stands now I'm looking at going to digipen cause its seems pretty well credited but not over working as well as the fact that i have some friends up their who can help me out. Now that being said i've been hearing from everywhere that if your going to go to a strictly game school it is better to start of at a traditional school and im currently living in california. So first off i was wondering can you even transfer into Digipen and if so what colleges. Also if anyone has any general opinions on schooling and the importance of going to a traditional school first or just going straight to a game school i would appreciate it.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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What are your options at the moment? Is there any issues of moving or cost?
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:45 AM   #3
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Ok well basically I'm about to graduate high school and want to be a software engineer for the game industry, but no one around here is really in that career so i'm basically clueless.

As it stands now I'm looking at going to digipen cause its seems pretty well credited but not over working as well as the fact that i have some friends up their who can help me out. Now that being said i've been hearing from everywhere that if your going to go to a strictly game school it is better to start of at a traditional school and im currently living in california. So first off i was wondering can you even transfer into Digipen and if so what colleges. Also if anyone has any general opinions on schooling and the importance of going to a traditional school first or just going straight to a game school i would appreciate it.
http://archive.gamedev.net/reference...ures/schools1/
http://scientificninja.com/blog/on-game-schools
http://www.igda.org/games-game-june-2009
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/designprep.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson34.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson44.htm
http://www.gamecareerguide.com/schools/
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/resources.htm
http://archive.gamedev.net/reference...egoryid=77#273
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:54 PM   #4
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What are your options at the moment? Is there any issues of moving or cost?
Well so far im looking at going to digipen seems to suit me pretty well and i have a friend near the school, but i've been hearing that its better to go to a traditional school first. Which means i need to find one that credits can transfer to digipen. As for issues i should be relatively ok i have a job and a bit put away to help with living and day to day cot and my dad transferee his gi bill which should take care of a large chunk of college tuition.

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