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    • #5662
      Anonymous
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      Hello all!

      I went ot the Dundalk open day today and I was interested in two courses there namely;
      [list:8695db4ef1]Comuter games development

      Creative multimedia[/list:u:8695db4ef1]

      So I asked loads of question’s (as you do) but I’m probably even more unsure now than before I went into it!
      The programming and coding aspects of the games development course kinda scared me and I would like to know what exactly you learn in that area.
      Is it hard or

      I would consider my self an “arty” person so the creative multimedia appealed to me but I would still like to work in the gaming industry.

      OK so if I did do the creative multimedia course would I learn aspects there that I would be able to use in the games industry?

      The animation, design and general arty stuff appeals to me.

      I’m sorry if the post it a little all over the place but ANY help would be appreciated.

      Thanks imLOST

    • #34137
      Anonymous
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      I’d go do a traditional arts course and then specialize from there. Though the arty folk on the board will be able to provide more info.

    • #34138
      Anonymous
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      like I said ANY help is appreciated.

      When you say a traditional art degree what do you mean by that?
      Multimedia?

    • #34143
      Anonymous
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      Current advice, as provided at the London Games Careers Fair, is to study fine art. The thinking is that if you have a degree in fine art you’ll pick up the skills involved in 3D modelling pretty quickly anyway.

      EA stated explicitly that they tend to avoid games courses for recruitment.

    • #34144
      Anonymous
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      Traditional arts degree as in fine arts. I dont think many multimedia courses will prepare you for an arty role in a games company, or at least none that I’m aware of.

    • #34156
      Anonymous
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      EA stated explicitly that they tend to avoid games courses for recruitment.[/quote:1502c7c1c1]

      Really? why do they do that?

    • #34159
      Anonymous
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      Whether they said it or not I think their hiring statistics from last year indicates that point anyway. :D

    • #34162
      Anonymous
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      EA stated explicitly that they tend to avoid games courses for recruitment.[/quote:573cee93c1]

      Really? why do they do that?[/quote:573cee93c1]

      Because most games courses make you a jack of all trades and an expert of none. Nowadays games companies can pick and choose who they want. So at present they could hire 20 new grads with msc\phd’s in specific key areas( cs\ eng\physics) if they wanted for the same price as basic degree grad.. It is becoming a general trend though. I dont think anyone as Sega Driving Studio has a games degree of any sort. All have standard degrees in eng\cs\physics or art.

    • #34178
      Anonymous
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      If you had some sort of portfolio that was good enough (or better) then what was required to satisfy what the job entails would it be possible then to get hired?

      I’ll probably specialis in animation or 3D modelling anyway, just wondering!

    • #34205
      Anonymous
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      Its possible Eden but you would have to demonstrate exceptional talent and be able to match experienced artists who may be applying for the same position.

    • #34514
      Anonymous
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      Hello all!

      I went ot the Dundalk open day today and I was interested in two courses there namely;
      [list:7d618bf6c7]Comuter games development

      Creative multimedia[/list:u:7d618bf6c7]

      So I asked loads of question’s (as you do) but I’m probably even more unsure now than before I went into it!
      The programming and coding aspects of the games development course kinda scared me and I would like to know what exactly you learn in that area.
      Is it hard or

      I would consider my self an “arty” person so the creative multimedia appealed to me but I would still like to work in the gaming industry.

      OK so if I did do the creative multimedia course would I learn aspects there that I would be able to use in the games industry?

      The animation, design and general arty stuff appeals to me.

      I’m sorry if the post it a little all over the place but ANY help would be appreciated.

      Thanks imLOST[/quote:7d618bf6c7]

      This dude is just like me but i aint scared of programming. I love drawing straight Acer :D but i can’t live without my laptop or any computer for that matter. The problem is my portfolio is not going to be finished in time so am dumping it :( for a HC un computing and after my second year i can choose between BS in Software Engineering or BS Computer Systems Management!! Am trying not to be jack of all trade as they say!!

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