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
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.
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.