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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:12 PM
Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:17 AM
Worth obtaining in what sense? To get a job or get better at game design?
I graduated with a design degree and I landed a job from my end of year show. It's really really rare though, in all honesty I wouldn't recommend it unless you want to start your own indie company after you graduate, or if you are talented in art or code as well.
The degree I took was amazing, it opened my eyes and designing comes easily to me now.
Artist and game designer.
PM me if you need art or design and are serious about completing your project.
You can't take the sky from me.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:53 PM
Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:44 PM
I want a career change.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:31 PM
Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:52 PM
looking to go back to college and get my degree. I was just wondering, if anybody here had any insight as to whether a Game Design degree would be worth obtaining.
... the school I am currently looking at doesn't offer a good programming degree at least not online
So, you dropped out the first time, and never finished your degree.
A "game design" degree can have value, yes. But is that the right degree for you, and can you afford it? Why did you choose that degree and that school? Oh, wait. I get it. You're talking about an ONLINE game design degree.
Why? Why online, why that degree? What's your thinking? Have you read this forum's FAQs? (Your post was moved from Game Design to the Breaking In forum, since you asked about degrees.)
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:15 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:13 AM
I do not want to spend the time get the degree, and find out after I graduate, that no companies will recognize my degree or what I did.
At your age, no degree is going to factor into a hiring decision a great deal. Do not go to online school to "get a degree."
Focus instead on learning how to do the job you want to do. Then do the job you want to do, and prove you can do it by having a body of work to show.
At your age, a portfolio is much more important than a degree. Have you read this forum's FAQs yet? For the most part, the FAQs message is aimed at high schoolers and college-age aspirants, but a lot of the concepts are applicable to you as well.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:34 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:58 AM
what if I prepare my portfolio while I pursue the degree?
What if. What kind of question is that? Nobody can foretell the future. It's unclear what you're asking. So I have to guess.
I only said that the degree is not a necessity for hirers to notice you, since you are 30 and already have a working background. I never said an online degree would look bad on your resume. I said that your focus needs to be on portfolio-building, not getting a piece of paper. Ask yourself: Will the degree help you make a portfolio?
Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:12 AM