Video Game Design Schools
Here are some schools that Offer a Game design, game art, and game animation Curriculum. There are plenty of schools both online and on campus that offer great curriculum in game design and programming. Take a look at some of these to get a sense of what a curriculum is all about and what it entails.
They have a Bacehlors of Science degree curriculum that is specifically tailored to people wanting to work in the Video game Industry. The curriculum gives you a solid basic core curriculum in Computer Science then gives you a nice variety of credits in various game related areas. I have a page devoted to the program at American Sentinel University
Here is a look at just some of their on campus and online programs:
Serious about your pursuit of making video games for a a career? Here is a guide to some things about colleges, how they work, how you can prepare. And there are some links to colleges that offer video game and animation degrees.A guide to understanding what video game school is all about with information about some of the best schools.
There are two very important things to consider when you think about video game schools and what you want to achieve by going to one. .
Overall Knowledge - This is referred to as " Game Design" It gives you the whole process from concept to completion of the game. You get a good understanding of how a game making company runs their projects and what is entailed all the way through the various stages of paper and software development.
Specialized Knowledge - This is a very broad category with a lot of choices. Here are thumbnail sketches of some of the common specialized skills in the game industry
Programmer - This is something that is a little more traditional when we think of video game making "Programming" and it is a very wide field that can find you doing almost anything in the video game making arena. Here are some possibilites:
Artist - An artist can specialize in any one of several areas of art for the video game industry
Considering an Online Degree?
There are many top-notch colleges that offer degrees in video game design with the curriculum being totally online. Yup you don't have to show up at a brick and mortar institution anymore. Check out my article about Online Colleges and video game making
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