Five Questions to Ask Before Pursuing Game Production
April 27, 2012
•IADT Las Vegas, Game Design and Production, IADT General
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Interested in the possibilities offered in the game production field? Before you pursue a degree in game design and production, you should ask these five important questions to make sure you find the program that’s right for you.
- Which colleges offer classes in this field? Getting into a video game design and production program means facing a range of prerequisites for admission that vary from school to school. You may want to contact several schools or the school of your choice for admission requirements to make sure entering their game production program is feasible.
- What skills will a game production program help develop? It’s good to know before beginning any program that the skills or training provided are what you need to pursue a game production career. The school’s curriculum and training should help you work toward the qualifications needed gain an entry-level job in the industry. Try comparing the requirements from job listings and the expectations listed in the program’s curriculum.
- Does the school you are pursuing have industry-current technology and tools related to the industry of game production? Many programs may be outdated and do not offer the latest tools or skills to give you the competitive edge needed to be successful as a game producer. This is a fast-moving industry, and a game production education should move along with it. Do some research on the facilities of the schools that interest you.
- Are there resources available to help you pursue additional experience in game design? Although having a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in game design and production can give you the confidence to seek employment, hands-on learning is what gives you the experience many employers look for. Some programs encourage internships or other hands-on activities that can help you expand your skills. Ask the admissions representatives to learn if a school helps you find the resources you need.
- Is the game design and production field aligned with my future goals? This is a question you should take the time to consider when planning for your future. Research job postings to see whether the nature of the work and its responsibilities interest you. Above all, make sure game design is a path you would enjoy, and be prepared to put in the hard work and dedication needed to pursue a degree successfully.
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