[games_access] College Choices...help?

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Tue Aug 7 15:10:54 EDT 2007


RIT? CS? NYC NYU? Too many acronyms for my puny brain!

Barrie



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Sawyer" <bsawyer at dmill.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] College Choices...help?



>I know a couple of the RIT people and they're good professors but

> they're CS focused which I agree with Eelke is critical. Many many

> publishers are focusing on top CS programs and not these "game design

> schools" for their grads. RIT has good respect among the people in

> the industry I deal with.

>

> For NYC NYU has a good CS program and Ken Perlin who is there is a

> major presence in the game-academic/game-industry space. In terms of

> NYC companies good luck. Kaos Studios and GameLab are the two

> biggest but they're looking for good experienced people. A foot in

> the door is possible if you can show an exciting resume. Koas is a

> THQ owned studio and GameLab is an independent.

>

> - Ben

>

> On Aug 7, 2007, at 2:52 PM, Eelke Folmer wrote:

>

>> Hi DJ Bono,

>>

>> With people only lasting about 5 years in the game industry before

>> they burn out I would strongly suggest going to a good school that

>> just has a very good CS program. Its much easier to get a job in CS

>> with a bachelor in CS than it is with a bachelor in some

>> specialized game program.

>>

>> Cheers Eelke

>>

>>

>> On 8/7/07, DJ Bono <ladysekhmet.dj at gmail.com > wrote:Hello everyone,

>>

>> I need a bit of help. I would like to go to a college that

>> offers Bachelor's degree in Game Design/Media. My problem

>> is...WHERE? As you can see on this link, http://www.igda.org/

>> breakingin/resource_schools.php, that there's just way too many

>> choices.

>> I wanted to contact the big companies, Atari, Nintendo, EA,

>> etc, but there's no "contact" info for people who I can talk to

>> about getting involved, and give me some help in choosing a good

>> college.

>> Right now I go to a county college, and I'm not too happy with

>> their program as it's too easy, and most likely will NOT prepare me

>> for anything, hence why I need the change.

>> I am thinking about going to RIT again, but their program is

>> fairly new. Can anyone give me some help?

>> If there's a GOOD program available in NYC, that is a plus.

>> Relocation is not really a big problem for me. I just can't move

>> until NEXT Aug.

>> Also, does anyone know of a good company based in NYC? I'm

>> trying to see if I can get my foot in the door...

>> I just feel a little lost here...

>>

>> DJ

>>

>>

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