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July 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm #6108AnonymousInactive
Just heard on 98fm that UCD have announced a new games design degree for next year, anyone else hear anything about this the report was pretty vague?
July 4, 2007 at 1:52 pm #37538AnonymousInactive
Is it design or programming. most likely programming?
July 4, 2007 at 1:53 pm #37539AnonymousInactive
Im not sure its was a vague report ive emailed UCD and 98fm looking for more information, when i get more info ill post it up :)
July 4, 2007 at 2:04 pm #37542AnonymousInactive
Nice one, cheers. Will read with interest as the "name" universities finally get on the bandwagon…
July 4, 2007 at 3:07 pm #37544Aphra KKeymaster
nope, no nothing about it. I wonder who in UCD is behind it?
July 4, 2007 at 3:15 pm #37545AnonymousInactive
Also an official announcement of the Trinity MA in Video Games (as previewed at the Birthday shindig) has just been released…
Well done to Steve and all involved! ;)
July 4, 2007 at 4:01 pm #37548AnonymousInactive
Not heard anything. I wonder if it’s an entirely new degree or if it has stemmed from the comp sci or multimedia departments. Will keep an eye on it.
July 4, 2007 at 8:18 pm #37554AnonymousInactive
Just an FYI (not a shameless plug at all :lol:)
The DIT has a wonderful games programming stream in its BSc in Computer Science degree. Subjects include:
Intro to games programming (ludology & 2D gaming)
Modding (currently based on the Crytek engine)
Programming Game Worlds (lost of maths, DirectX & C++)
Programming Game Behavior (Collision detection, pathfinding, AI)
AI 1 & 2
Mobile & mulitplayer
I know cause I teach on it! We have put a lot of thought into the course. Its got a good balance of ludology & design vs maths/physics/programming as befits a computer science course. BTW you also study the usual comp sci stuff, databases, web programming, computer technology/maths knowledge management etc.
Have a look here at some of the course notes:
We also hosted CGAMES in 2006 http://www.comp.dit.ie/cgames/
Feel free to give me a shout if you want any more information. We really must do better at promoting ourselves!
July 4, 2007 at 8:37 pm #37555AnonymousInactive
Just saw on the RTE news about some games Masters couse thats starting in Dublin soon. Everyone gets there own 360. but its programing and stuff so i think the computer science couse would be better in the long run for anyone intrested.
I am more into Level design etc so i dont need to worry.
July 4, 2007 at 10:32 pm #37558AnonymousInactive
Now am getting confused with all this new games programming :?: :?:
Can any one just bullet point the new courses?
July 5, 2007 at 2:19 pm #37573AnonymousInactive
I have to agree with Ola, a lack of transparency with the courses is very confusing.
I feel that everytime I come onto to the site a new, better course appears, and the confusion grows.
Apart from "http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/courses/", is there another list?
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