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  • #4356

    Anonymous

    Hi

    I am going into the final year of my course BBS(IS) in CIT.
    I have always loved games and always wanted to work in the area. I would love to go into producing or design but dont know what i need to do next. can anyone suggest any courses or any other advice.

    Thanks

  • #23146

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    well preview our courses section and look at the previous threads on this topic…people have already provided quite a bit of advise on these forums to people in your situation…

    it kind of depends what you want to specialise in too…

    Aphra..

  • #23170

    Anonymous

    I have taken a look at the courses, i would probably take a shot at the Degree course offered in carlow.
    Though i am hoping to go into the more management or design side rather than the hard coding.

    Thanks for the advice

  • #23172

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    To my knowledge the course in Ballyfermot is more design orientated….but it is not (to me knowledge) a degree…

    anyone know any courses with good business inputs?

    Aphra.

  • #23186

    Anonymous

    To my knowledge the course in Ballyfermot is more design orientated….but it is not (to me knowledge) a degree…

    anyone know any courses with good business inputs?

    Aphra.[/quote:9b315e070b]not really, both Carlow and Letterkenny have some good biz and production modules, and I believe NWIFHE in Derry has some too. NWIFHE’s course is a HND (2 year diploma) and is a competitor to Ballyfermot’s (also a HND)

    NWIFHE also have a HNC level version of their course

  • #23188

    Anonymous

    Abertay have a Design / Production PgDip I think… not a degree though.

  • #23195

    Anonymous

    Producing or designing, what one would you like to do most?

  • #23205

    Anonymous

    I’d really like to design but to be honest i would have to get an artist to draw anything for me, i’m hopeless.

    I like the organisation side of producing,i think i would be good at it but at the moment i dont have much to go on

    its all up in the air and i would go either way though if i had the skill, design would be my first choice

  • #23206

    Anonymous

    you might want to bear in mind that design is not an entry level position. You will not get a design job off the bat, but will need to start as a level designer/artist/programmer/QA first…. same goes for producer/associate producer, but some studios have assistant producers (basically production interns) where you could learn the ropes

    Get your hands on a copy of Break into the Games Industry by Ernest Adams

  • #23219

    Anonymous

    Thats what i thought. Thanks

    i’ll pick that up too.sounds useful.

  • #23220

    Anonymous

    You can read a whole chapter from the book at:

    http://www.designersnotebook.com/Books/Break_Into_The_Game_Industry/break_into_the_game_industry.htm

    It should give you a good preview before buying it. Well worth it. :)

  • #23944

    Anonymous

    that book got here and i have gone through it. it really does detail the industry pretty well. It clarified quite a few things.

    I think i would be suited more to the project management/producer roles. i havent the talent for artwork or the patience or concentration for coding.

    Does anyone have any advice on the best way to get into this area? I know its not entry level but would you reccomend any entry level position that would be suited to advancing in that direction?

  • #24122

    Anonymous

    that book got here and i have gone through it. it really does detail the industry pretty well. It clarified quite a few things.

    I think i would be suited more to the project management/producer roles. i havent the talent for artwork or the patience or concentration for coding.

    Does anyone have any advice on the best way to get into this area? I know its not entry level but would you reccomend any entry level position that would be suited to advancing in that direction?[/quote:906e8ceb71]
    QA (testing) is the usual and arguably best way to start a career in production. Alternatively, in a larger studio, you might be lucky enough to get an internship as a Production Assistant/Assistant Producer, and from there move on to Associate Producer > Producer , etc.

  • #24182

    Anonymous

    its all taking shape. Anyone want someone for QA a year from now. always best to start looking early

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