Hey guys. So probably towards the end of 2012 I'll be completing my 2 year program at Schoolcraft College (small community college in Michigan) and will be receiving an associates degree in Interactive Media and Game Design. I realize that a Computer Science degree would be more valuable, but I want to get into games, so I want to learn the design and philosophies behind them as a start. I want to continue and get a bachelors, which is where I'm running into a problem. The school that I've kinda been wanting to go to for a while now (Full Sail University) I've just discovered to be pretty much a scam. Like one of those video game schools you see commercials for but way flashier. And I'm having trouble finding other schools that make sense to apply to. I know there are some dudes on here in the field and know more than I ever will, so I'd like to hear some advice from you's. I am absolutely willing to go out of state
I have a friend that goes to IADT (International Academy of Design and Technology) and he seems to be learning a great deal, but its a specialty school like Full Sail so I'm iffy?
I've heard repeatedly that Michigan State has a good program but upon further review, it looks like their program is a set of 4 electives for Computer Science majors.
University of Michigan doesn't seem to have any such program, aside from Computer Science
I hear great things about USC and UCLA but correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those like 2 of the most expensive colleges in the country? ugh
A representative from Franklin University came and gave a little talk at one of my classes and I have no opinion on that one...
Is my only (and probably smartest anyways) option to just major in Computer Science?
And pretty much any college offers Computer Science right?
inb4 you'll never get a job in games, its slave labor, etc.