hannon33 at October 2nd, 2012 17:56 — #1
I'm looking at this college but noticing it is very expensive... Anybody heard anything about this college for this field?
hannon33 at October 2nd, 2012 19:16 — #2
I'm reading a lot of negative reviews online about it so I'm wondering if its really that bad
jbadams at October 3rd, 2012 05:54 — #3
I can't comment on the quality of the program(s) offered, but the courses appear to be very expensive. Personally I'd look for something more affordable.
Assuming you're considering a game-specific curriculum, you might want to consider more traditional education instead: a traditional degree is useful both within and outside of the games industry, whilst games-specific programs can often have a more restrictive focus that can be less valuable if you are unable to find work in games. Some studios also prefer a traditional degree over something games-specific when hiring. The specific programs can have some value, but consider your options carefully before committing to any expensive program.
alphadog at October 12th, 2012 15:51 — #4
you might want to consider more traditional education instead
Admittedly, a good game-focused curriculum would prepare you better but exclusively for game development. IMO, the only benefit to a game-focused degree is if you attend in person *and* get to network socially with people (teachers, TAs, classmates, etc) from or in the game development industry or heavily connected therein.