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      Im in 5th year in secondary school, I’ve always wanted to pursue a career in games, although I dont really know the different things you can do within that (Like, different jobs, development is the only one I really know about) and the different things that those jobs entail. Also, I really dont have a clue how the whole college system works (Bsc’s, phd’s, post graduates, I really dont get it).
      So basically im the result of a useless career guidance teacher
      The main thing I want though, is really the best possible course to take so I can get a good career in games, points isnt really a problem (Which makes me sound "Up my own" but if I put in some effort I sould get fairly high)
      Like, the most widely recognized course in ireland if you get my drift, and if there is such a thing
      Sooo, any help?

    • #45480

      Hello, very similar if not the same questions have been answered before in the forums so have a search. Don’t worry about pgd’s, msc’s or phd’s yet, get good results in a degree and you are on the road. A degree will be more broad are will help you to find the sub area your best at.

      Having a degree or any academic qualification is however not a golden ticket into the industry though. Making games is a dream job for so many and competition is tough, so during any course you need to bend assignments into something that will look good on a c.v / portfolio. You need to figure out your area of interest though, there is a website called gamasutra.com that had a article about all the roles (a day in the life type stuff) so go search for that. Not to exclude groups but the most visible roles are ART, PROGRAMMING, TESTING, DESIGN and MANAGEMENT/MARKETING. It should be clear that the role you find your interested in will be an entirely different course from the others. Art colleges need an art portfolio, BSc programming needs maths, testing often a second language, and management a notion of self importance :)

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      Aphra K

      You need to know what area of games you might be interested in before we can say this course or that course…so have a look at the following…

      see http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/

      see http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/


    • #45536

      Also read http://www.sloperama.com/advice/
      Read all the lessons, even the ones you don’t think apply to you.

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