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Game development - Software Engineering or CS?

13 April 2015 - 07:04 AM

So I'm a sophmore with an SE major right now. Recently, I was told by an academic adviser that I shouldn't be pursuing a software engineering degree, but rather a computer science degree if I plan on going into game development. He explained that the SE degree's focus doesn't apply to any game development, as far as this college is concerned. This obviously came as quite a surprise to me. I'm getting conflicting answers from all professors at my university over which would be better for game development. Does anyone on here have any advice? I can post the curriculum for each major.

Digipen: The best college for programming?

24 October 2012 - 01:56 AM

So, I know there's a similar thread a bit further down on the page about digipen.

And I've read the material in the replies there, and, throgh they are helpful, were posted long ago, when the industry was much different (As even the articles themselves mention.)

I've naturally been thinking about Digipen, since it's, you know, Digipen. I've been looking at the requirements for admission, and the requirements confuse me. For the BS in Game Design, it says I'm required to complete a summer sketchbook thingy. IS that reall something I have to do as someone who is interested in the software engineering aspect of game development? Looking over the requirements sugests that Digipen focuses more on the creative aspect than the technical.

This got me thinking, is that something that is expected for top-tier programmers? To have a background in art as well? I don't know, I rationalized that this would make communication between programmer and artist easier.

Basically, in today's industry, is Digipen really the best for someone interested soley in the programming aspect? Or is Digipen right in asking me to somehow acquire artistic talent?

Am I on the "Fast-track" for development?

05 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

So, I'm a 17 year-old junior in high school who LOVES to play games. I know what many of you are thinking, "Yeah, well liking to play games doesn't mean you can make those games, kid." I assure you, I do more than that.

I'm a junior in high school with a 4.175 GPA, and am enrolled in 3 classes at a local college this year. All relate to Software Engineering, (Entry level Computer Science, and some entry Software Engineering) After those classes, I'll have enough college credits to count for 2 semesters in college.

I excel at Math and Science, getting A's with no studying required. Programming doesn't seem to hold any problems as well, I've learned basic HTML, Javascript, and the incredibly useful Visual Basic. I know these aren't exactly game programming languages, but nonetheless, a start.

All I'm saying is, do the grizzled veterans here think that I can climb the ladder? You may be asking, how high do I want to go?

The top, as in Bungie top.

All I'm asking is; do I have what it takes?