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    Hi, i was just wondering what kind of prior experience in coding or knowledge of different languages would be neccessary to start a course in game design, specifically Computer Games Technology at Manchester Metropolitian University?

    And if a certain level of knowledge is required but the student has close to no prior experience in programming, would a foundation year be the better option?

    Thanks for any feedback on this, all comments are appreciated.
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    The program's website says they'll teach you programming from scratch - there's an introduction to Java course in the first year.

    Don't take a foundation year unless you don't meet the academic requirements for the course.
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    Pro tip; the first year is going to be extremely easy and basic and it'll ramp up in the second and third years drastically. Learn it yourself, it's not hard and you'll be in a better position to absorb the more abstract programming concepts later on if you have more experience.
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    (Original post by trythis)
    The program's website says they'll teach you programming from scratch - there's an introduction to Java course in the first year.

    Don't take a foundation year unless you don't meet the academic requirements for the course.
    Could you link me this site please? Thanks for the info btw
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    (Original post by Luneth)
    Pro tip; the first year is going to be extremely easy and basic and it'll ramp up in the second and third years drastically. Learn it yourself, it's not hard and you'll be in a better position to absorb the more abstract programming concepts later on if you have more experience.
    Yeah i understand, its just the language i need to learn is a little unclear right now so i guess ill have to find out later on.
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    (Original post by E.Jalil)
    Could you link me this site please? Thanks for the info btw
    http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...es/2017/14134/

    It's under 'About the course' - the Year 1 modules.
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    (Original post by trythis)
    http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...es/2017/14134/

    It's under 'About the course' - the Year 1 modules.
    Awesome! I had a look there but i didnt see the extended depth about the modules and everything, i was getting worried because most of my competition will most likley have high level programming skills before starting the course but since we all learn together i should be ok, thanks for the help again.
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    (Original post by E.Jalil)
    Awesome! I had a look there but i didnt see the extended depth about the modules and everything, i was getting worried because most of my competition will most likley have high level programming skills before starting the course but since we all learn together i should be ok, thanks for the help again.
    No problem.
    If it's any help, I think it's unlikely that many people will have programming experience - and even more unlikely that it'll be 'high level'. Of the >10 people I know who are applying for computing, 75% have done very little programming, 15% have done Computing GCSE/A-Level, and one person is very, very good at programming.
    Chances are, everyone on the course will be on the same boat of having done very little programming beforehand.
 
 
 
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