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Luchezar Zanev

Masters Degree in Video game design

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Hi everyone,

 

My name is Lachezar Zanev. Just graduated bachelor of marketing but I am more interested in doing masters in video game design than specialising in the field that I have been now. I am very interested in that type of master and eventually a career. My question is it rational to change fields so late in my education and do you think it is worth it? I would love to get all kind of opinions - even more critical.

 

Thank you in advance. 

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Pretty much what frob said. The answer to your question really depends on what it is you want to do at a game dev studio.

 

For example, artists would benefit from a different degree than programmers/developers would. It all depends on what position(s) you are looking for.

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Thank you guys for the comprehensive answers. Really appreciate that. The Idea guy sounds good but I was thinking a position more like of director-type. I have particular skills in storytelling and writing and outlining the main storyline. I've noticed that some famous game designers are coming from fields like art, film-making and other not directly related with programming and animation.

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  1. Ok, can somebody answer to the last question of mine? :)

 

 

Which last question?  The last item I see on there is "is it worth it?" so I'll assume that's the one you mean.

 

Value is a highly personal question, what is worth it to one person is not worth it to another.  Each person has their own unique values and goals.  Each person has their unique life choices and experiences.  The experience may be amazing to one person, so-so to another, and terrible for a third.

 

 

I have known many people who returned to school, or went for the first time, while they were already mid-career.  Often they are going for an MBA or similar degree to augment their existing career paths and open new doors.

 

 

 

You have a marketing degree.  You can probably use your knowledge and skills to enter a marketing role, or even better if your goal is to be a designer someday, enter as an associate or assistant producer by touting the benefits you can offer them with your marketing background. Producers generally work to link people together and make sure schedules are hit; often this includes communicating and marketing both internally and externally. Associate and assistant producers often work with external marketing companies and social media as part of their job, and a marketing degree could be helpful there. Producers work very closely with various design aspects of games, and as you gain experience you could likely transition to doing more design than production.  At smaller studios it is somewhat common for someone to wear hats of both production and design. 

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Thank you, everyone! I am just in that period of my life where I must definitely decide what will the future be. So I am taking as much  advises as I can. Appreciate it! :)

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