Starting an AS degree, is this wise?
Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:11 PM
I am considering starting my AS in Video Game Design, and have done somewhat extensive research into the university I have chosen, which is Keiser. I found them to be accredited, and most of their reviews are positive, aside form some complaints about tuition costs (which is no object for me).
My question is for those of you who currently work in the field; is Keiser a good choice? I recently saw a list of the top 10 schools to go for an Undergraduate degree, and Keiser was not among them. Do most companies prefer a graduate from one of those most notable, or do they primarily focus on knowledge and skill level? Is the origin of the degree of utmost importance?
Do you know of any Keiser graduates who work in the field? Are they successful? How is a degree from Keiser viewed by companies?
I appreciate any and all advice. Thank you so much for your time!
Edit: And just for reference, this is the program in question:
Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:43 PM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:56 PM
Thanks Reedbeta. If I do pursue a career in this field, I definitely want to develop a specialization, this program may not be right for me.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:16 PM
I don't know anything about Keiser, so I can't comment on its program. The program doesn't appear to be accredited, which should immediately raise red flags. This is probably a program for graduates that want to specialize in video gaming without having to do it on their own. Although it begs the question what they were doing the last 4 years obtaining their degree. That's plenty of time to specialize.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:13 PM
Rather, I want to know if they know what an algorithm like a red-black tree is. Or if they know some other common things of the craft, like best practices, or an organizational methodology like Scrum, or can talk about a technology they've used and how. Maybe you can show me a portfolio, some demos or things of the sort.
If you can sit across me and have an intelligent, focused and productive discussion relevant to the position you are applying for, you have a fighting chance, Keiser or otherwise...
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