So you want to break into the video game industry (you want a game biz job). First, you have to know which type of job you want -- if you don't know which you want, you need to read about the game industry and the types of jobs in it. Then you might need to make a decision. Third, you need to be qualified for the job. Fourth, you need to know how to find information and how to ask good questions (you need to not ask bad questions). Finally, we have tips for getting the job.
Right now I'm going to a community college taking a 2 year course in digital animation. For the first semester, I didn't learn anything because it was at too basic a level, and now I'm starting to see that most of the material I could probably learn by myself in a matter of weeks, simply because the teachers are just teaching from the books. I could stay in it for the degree, but is it worth it? I've also heard that a degree here doesn't exactly get me a job. The only thing keeping me here is the fact that it has residence.
Theres also this place.
The course is only half a year long, and it's online, however chances are I'd learn just as much as I would in community college. But how does the industry see a degree received through online training?
And then theres this place.
It's way more expensive, but if I'd get a better education, would it be better to go there? The downside would be that I'd have to live far off-campus.
That's great that you're in college, and that you have some choices about where to finish off your degree. I wrote an article about how to make a decision between schools: http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm The "distance from home" thing you mentioned is just one of the factors (among several) that you should use in making your decision.
Thanks for the reply, and sorry for not responding earlier, things have been a bit mad around here lately.
I ended up staying in the school I was already going to. I still feel like being here is pointless, but I'm going to try and use the time I have in order to work on something that might help me in the long run.