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This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  omen 12 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #3548

    CiaranCos
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    hello all, im in my third year of college doing a bachelors degree in computing and information tech and im thinking of at the end of this year moving down to carlow to do the computer games development 4 year degree im only 19 which is partially the reason why id do another 4 years, do you think this is the route to take to get into the game development world or is there a shorter route with the experience i already have? or should i do my forth year in what im doing already

  • #15343

    omen
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    Why not go from a PgDip or a MSc. It’ll only be a year or two rather than 4 years.
    Another advantage of this is that as the 4 year course will be catering for people with no experience with programming, the first year or two will probably be really easy if you can already program. Doing the PgDip / MSc will throw you straight into it.
    Downside is, I don’t know if there are any of these courses in Ireland so you’ll probably have to go to the UK to take this route.

  • #15350

    Idora
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    as far as i can recall, the Carlow course assumes a basic to medium knowledge of programming and a fairly robust grasp of Maths

  • #15352

    omen
    Participant

    But most undergrads won’t have these.
    Having a requirement of having programming experience is going to cut numbers in the course dramatically. Look at any computer degree in any uni. I reckon about 85%+ of the undergrads won’t have any programming experience on entering. I know I didn’t.

  • #15353

    Idora
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    that’s a fair point, Omen

  • #15355

    omen
    Participant

    I can see a lot of people dropping out of this year’s class :(

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