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May 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm #7284AnonymousInactive
Hey everyone, just found the site and have a few questions of about courses.
I’m just about to start my Leaving cert and in my CAO I’ve applied to the LM110 Multimedia and computer game development in UL as well as computer systems.
According to them you can switch to which one you want to stick with at the end of the first year as the courses are identical starting off.
Has anyone here taken either of these courses? If not what are your opinions about them?
I want to go into video game development when I finished, but if there are no jobs would the LM110 be a qualification for jobs other than programming video games or would it be safer to do computer systems (vice versa Could you break into video game development with a computer systems degree)
Wouldn’t mind migrating if it meant a job in video games industry :P
May 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm #44177AnonymousInactive
Better chance of breaking into video games with a Computer Systems/Science degree than any other IMO.
May 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm #44178AnonymousInactive
Bad rep with video game courses or what?
May 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm #44179AnonymousInactive
Would it not be safer to say that you should look at what the course has to offer first? I remember having the standard CS vs. Games Degree debate loads of times. I think that I have definitely fallen down on the side of the standard CS degree, mostly because many of them have been around for a good time and hence they have a proved track record. Also from some of the articles that I have read, most of the people hiring will probably have a standard CS degree so they will know the skills that you will have learned (I think that was stated here at some stage also??)
That said a bad/weak/unrecognized CS degree is surely going to make it just as hard for you to get a job in "Games" as any of the Games Degrees going?
May 29, 2009 at 5:34 pm #44181AnonymousInactive
Thing is with the games course in UL, last year was their first year of graduates for that course. The CS course has a great employment rate after finishing it, since the first year is the same for both I might as well do it and then decide which to go with
Thanks for the responses
May 31, 2009 at 5:55 pm #44183AnonymousInactive
I agree with Peter_b. Compute science will prepare you for what you need ( it may not be as fun a course though ). Plus it will give you a much better grounding should you either decide games isn’t for you, or if games is too much for you.
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