Why You Should Avoid College For Game Design


At least, not as your first degree. I say this having learned this lesson the hard way, and wish to steer others away from that same mistake. Simply put: that degree is worthless to you if you’re looking to break into the game industry. Not that the skills are worthless, mind you, they can be quite valuable in a general sense, but the degree itself will bring you little value on its own.

See, here’s the deal, and it’s something a lot of game design colleges won’t tell you: There’s not really any such thing as an entry-level game design job. Why? Because game design is not what most people think it is and is not what some of the shadier colleges try to advertise it as. Game design is, first and foremost, a project management position. Being a game designer means you’re in charge to some extent. You’re the…

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