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mikemhz

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I'm looking for a career. Game Design is near the top of my list. But I'm not interested in a 'soft' degree, or becoming a programmer. I want to know if a practical degree such as Architecture/Structural Engineering would get me a job working within the games industry. Possibly as a consultant or level designer for example. Is there a demand for certain specialised real world knowledge in the games industry?

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I want to know if a practical degree such as Architecture/Structural Engineering would get me a job working within the games industry.

No it won't. But it will help you get a job as part of your overall package of skills. You will also need a good portfolio of level design work, a well laid out resume and the ability to interview well.

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Is there a demand for certain specialised real world knowledge in the games industry?

Design is about creating worlds. Any skill that can be used to understand/build the real world will be useful in creating fictional ones. An understanding of Architecture, linguistics, history, mythology, etc etc would all be useful.

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Ok that's cool. Kind of what I would expect. I'm sort of a generalist, so my range of skills is broad. I have a portfolio of music, level design, graphic design, web design and film. But I've realised those interests aren't guaranteed to get me a job on their own. So I've decided to specialise and leave my options open. Over the many years I may yet spend at university, my portfolio should really keep growing and improving! It just depends on which degree course will keep me interested...

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