Questions about game-development related academic subject matter. It includes both specific game development degrees as well as other forms of coursework related to the job.

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Starting career with enough education but no experience?

I am a student in Game Programming at University and a lot of students like me are wondering the best way of entering the industry. With a bachelor degree in game programming, but no real experience ...
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Local to World coordinates in 2D and back

I'm getting back into hobby game programming after a long 4-year hiatus from college and I find that my understanding of coordinate systems is somewhat lacking. I'm trying my skills at creating a ...
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Do online colleges give you the same experience needed for programming or is it better to go on campus?

I don't know whether I should go online for my game programming degree or to be on campus. The closest college that offers game programming degree is in a different state 6 hours away. Any advice?
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Should I get a game focused programming degree or a computer science one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Game Development Degree vs Computer Science Degree Heres the best education I got in ky math is AP Calculus and no technology class that teaches a programming language. ...
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Should I go to a University or Trade school to be a Game artist?

Im a senior this year and I'm seriously looking at colleges that can help me get into the game in the Game industry. I've been told countless times it's better if I go to a University(Usc, Becker ...
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Where can I find resouces for developing an “Intro to Game Development” class at a Community College? [closed]

I am an adjunct professor at a technical College in South Carolina. I currently teach courses in .Net programming and Oracle PL/SQL. We’ve noticed an influx of students who want to learn more about ...
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How to Further My Game Dev Studies Away from Technology?

I'm a college student, and I have a really boring class every Tuesday that's 2 hours and 45 minutes long. It's an interesting situation... attendance is required and checked, and electronic devices ...
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What skills does a hobbyist gamedev team need? [closed]

In the industry, people with various skills and talents all work together on a team. They are most often specialised in their field. However, this is unpractical for a hobbyist team. All people in ...
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Game Development Degree vs Computer Science Degree [closed]

I'm at the point in my life where I'm starting to look at schools, and was hearing a lot of mixed things about schools such as Digipen or Fullsail that target game development specifically. As someone ...