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    I was looking to start a new degree, most likely Computer Science. I was looking around at different degrees and I've seen a few along the lines of 'Game Development Technology'. After looking at what the courses include I would love to complete it, as I think it would be one of the few degrees I would actually enjoy.

    What kind of job prospects does it have though? I mean I'd love to go into Games Development, I'm making a game at the moment with a few friends, but I assume it's horribly competitive and not many people break into it? I'm worried I'll get a 'Games' degree and then wont be able to get any job at all.

    Anyone with advice/experience?
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    The games development industry is very competitive and pays badly.
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    (Original post by Maccees)
    I was looking to start a new degree, most likely Computer Science. I was looking around at different degrees and I've seen a few along the lines of 'Game Development Technology'. After looking at what the courses include I would love to complete it, as I think it would be one of the few degrees I would actually enjoy.

    What kind of job prospects does it have though? I mean I'd love to go into Games Development, I'm making a game at the moment with a few friends, but I assume it's horribly competitive and not many people break into it? I'm worried I'll get a 'Games' degree and then wont be able to get any job at all.

    Anyone with advice/experience?
    Game related degree is great to get your foot in the industry especially if it involves work experience like Sandwich course. But it will close doors for you since you specialising in games so if I was you stick to Computer Science degree and get a good grade combined that with internship and work experience like placement year and you looking at for more options and better career path as Software Developer.

    With Computer Science, you can still apply for roles like Game Programmers and other IT related jobs. It keeps wide option for you, if after doing your computer science degree you want to specialises in Game development than you can do a masters in it.

    Also remember to get yourself an advantage when it comes to succeeding after university by working part time, getting involved with volunteering and extra curricular activities.
    This article link from IGN provides some information on doing a degree in Videogames.

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/04/0...in-video-games

    Good luck.
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    The hassle and stress that is involved with making videogames is tough and you pretty much not going to have much of a life, unless you working for places like EA and Ubisoft than you pretty much in dead end. Even if its you passion, there are other paths like Software Developer. Its a field that constantly grows and you can be earning £50,000 or more by a few years of making software with hard work and dedication.

    With IT, there also roles Database Administrator, Web Developer, Information security specialist, Network Admin and Business Analyst and IT technician . So career paths varies so don't think too much about video games people change their mind to often but if you have an undying passion for video games than you get in.

    Another advice is consider applying for IT jobs in videogames companies, I checked Ubisoft Reflections website which is in Newcastle and there had a vacancy for IT technican so if you have massive passion apply for non related jobs in these games companies and work your way up. Like try getting QA tester role which is about testing videosgames and avoid a company called Train2Game there offer scam gamescourse that are worthless through Door to Door.
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    (Original post by Vibenation)
    Game related degree is great to get your foot in the industry especially if it involves work experience like Sandwich course. But it will close doors for you since you specialising in games so if I was you stick to Computer Science degree and get a good grade combined that with internship and work experience like placement year and you looking at for more options and better career path as Software Developer.

    With Computer Science, you can still apply for roles like Game Programmers and other IT related jobs. It keeps wide option for you, if after doing your computer science degree you want to specialises in Game development than you can do a masters in it.

    Also remember to get yourself an advantage when it comes to succeeding after university by working part time, getting involved with volunteering and extra curricular activities.
    This article link from IGN provides some information on doing a degree in Videogames.

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/04/0...in-video-games

    Good luck.
    I'll just stick to CS then, don't want to lock myself into something I might not get anywhere in. It was just an interest anyway, will just carry on doing it in my spare time I guess. Cheers for the advice
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    (Original post by Maccees)
    I'll just stick to CS then, don't want to lock myself into something I might not get anywhere in. It was just an interest anyway, will just carry on doing it in my spare time I guess. Cheers for the advice
    That is the most open option you got........also if you do a placement year remember it can be in game design as well.
    As others have stated, its competitive, there's this recruiting company for game developers that came, the way they portrayed it, it does make you think about the effort it takes to make a game. Another thing is ideally you should be ahead of the game in your programming language skills even at uni.
 
 
 
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