I am currently pursuing a computer science bachelor's degree. I've always wanted to enter the game development industry, and a friend of mine suggested this diploma at KDU university after my bachelor's. It's in a different country, but I want to travel anyway so I don't really mind that.
From that link, the courses are:
- Introduction to Computer Games
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Personal Development and Leadership Skills I
- Computing Mathematics
- Graphics & Animation Basics
- User Interface Design
- Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
- Multimedia Authoring
- Networking and Operating System
- Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
- Database Systems
- Games Architecture and Design
- Java Programming
- Games Programming I
- Internet Technology and Application
- Games Programming II
- Audio and Visual Game Elements
- Artificial Intelligence for Games
- Games Mechanics
- Internship Personal Development and Leadership Skills II Project
I know some of these topics already through my CS degree -- databases, object-oriented programming and artificial intelligence for instance are all part of my degree. Plus, for example, I know the basics of graphics, like OpenGL, and animation through translation, rotation, and scaling.
Do you guys think it would be worth it? All the similar courses I've taken in my current degree were "general" stuff, not oriented towards games.
Game development is the job I really want, but if I couldn't get a job in it, or enroll in something in it, I ll probably end up in some other industry, and game development will probably end up being just a hobby.