Friday, July 27, 2007

EA: Your Gaming Degree is Just a Fashion Accessory

EA came out and said what most of us were thinking already, that those video game design degrees you see advertised late at night aren't actually all that worthwhile.

Jeffery also stated that EA prefers graduates who have completed more traditional courses such as maths, physics and computer science over those with more specialised game-related degrees. He expressed concern these courses were creating too many graduates trying to break into the industry and the degrees themselves were not providing students with the skills that EA needs. Of the most concern to Jeffery were courses in game design--of the last 350 hires made at EA, only two were in entry-level game design, and neither of them had took a degree in that area.

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