i am 17 year old(soon to be 18) and i will be graduating from high school around june. i live in greece but i can move to us or england in order to study in a college. The job that i would like to do is game designer, i know that u dont need to have a specific game design degree to become one but i would prefer to study game design in a college because i want to study something i am passionate about.
1)From what i ve seen, if u are going for a bachelor in game design the lessons u do revolve around,basic to medium 3d animation,basic to medium programming, and generally deep theory about games. Am i correct? please correct me if i dont know something correct.
2)i ve seen that many game designers have a 4 year bachelor degree in commputer science. what exactly u learn if u are studying computer science? because i think it as an alternative certificate if i cant find a good game design school
3)since i am mainly thinking about a game design degree i would like to know which are the top accredited schools at us or england.
i have found a few of them but i ve also seen that a few colleges like westwood and iadt arent really accredited and that it is really difficult to find a job with a certificate from these colleges. So i would like to know what schools teach a 4 year bachelor degree in game design and you get a worthy bachelor certificate. i dont want to go to the wrong school and suddenly after 4 years see that my certificate worths nothing. also what is the difference between the natinal and regional accreditation? because i ve heard that only reginal accreditation schools are recognized by all other colleges and universities as well as employers
4)since finding a game design job right off college graduation is almost impossible, starting from QA tester is the only way,a)do these years u work as qa count as game design expirience? b)i ve seen most jobs require u to have a released title, since QA tester help a lot in the production of a game is it valid to tell that u worked on a title that is out?c)for how long u will need to work as a QA to sometime climb to game design job?(any speculations?)d)how much money you earn from this job?
thanks in advance
[Edited by - Wolfy on February 13, 2010 9:19:50 AM]