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    Military Friendly (NAVY) Video Game Design Degree

    Alright guys,

    My friend is active duty in the Navy and his dream is to be a game designer. What are some military friendly schools that he could attend for this subject?

    I do not know how it all works, but I guess he gets tuition reimbursement aside from the GI Bill as he is active duty. I do not know how much, etc.

    Thanks guys!
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    Oh geesh.....I know there is a DL degree program related to video game design , but I can't for the life of me think of the school right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Oh geesh.....I know there is a DL degree program related to video game design , but I can't for the life of me think of the school right now.
    DeVry University (DoD DANTES)
    American InterContinental University (DoD DANTES)


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    Art Institute (No DoD DANTES)
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    Awesome.

    Does anyone know if Fullsail is Military Friendly?

    Will any of these choices cost more than the tuition reimbursement he gets in the military?
    *ITT Technical Institute - Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology: Computer Networking Systems
    *Mt. Sierra College - Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications Technology
    *Keller GSoM - Master of Network and Communications Management (Enrolled)

    *Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician MCDST
    *MCP Windows XP (70-270), Windows Server 2003 (70-290)
    *ETA Computer Service Technician
    *ETA Certified Network Systems Technician
    *Future: CCNA, SCSA, CCNP, CCIP

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    firstmode4c is offline Registered User
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    Some more schools I have found, but does the Navy let their guys get tuition reimbursement on Game Degrees?

    DeVry University - Bachelor's Degree, Game & Simulation Programming
    Westwood Online College
    ITT Tech - Digital Entertainment and Game Design
    - Bachelor of Science Degree at ITT

    American Sentinel University
    Ex’pression College for Digital Arts
    Sanford-Brown College - St. Charles
    International Academy of Design & Technology
    Brown College
    Game Institute
    Study Game Design at Collins CollegeDigital Media Arts College (DMAC)
    *ITT Technical Institute - Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology: Computer Networking Systems
    *Mt. Sierra College - Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications Technology
    *Keller GSoM - Master of Network and Communications Management (Enrolled)

    *Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician MCDST
    *MCP Windows XP (70-270), Windows Server 2003 (70-290)
    *ETA Computer Service Technician
    *ETA Certified Network Systems Technician
    *Future: CCNA, SCSA, CCNP, CCIP

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    EGM Gaming Magazine Top 5 listing of gaming schools as of 2003:

    5. Academy of Interactive Entertainment
    www.aie.act.edu.au

    4. The Art Institutes
    www.aii.edu

    3. Full Sail
    www.fullsail.com

    2. University of Advancing Technologies
    www.uat.edu

    1. DigiPen
    www.digipen.edu

    *ITT Technical Institute - Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology: Computer Networking Systems
    *Mt. Sierra College - Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications Technology
    *Keller GSoM - Master of Network and Communications Management (Enrolled)

    *Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician MCDST
    *MCP Windows XP (70-270), Windows Server 2003 (70-290)
    *ETA Computer Service Technician
    *ETA Certified Network Systems Technician
    *Future: CCNA, SCSA, CCNP, CCIP

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    The school must be DoD's approve. Especially through their DANTES. The Navy has nothing to do with it; 'cause the DoD pays for your friend's tuition assistance not the Navy.

    http://www.dantescatalogs.com/DEDC/Institutions.asp

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    My friend is active duty in the Navy and his dream is to be a game designer.
    The game industry is very competitive and the burn-out / churn rate for employment in that industry is very high. Has your friend talked to anyone involved in the computer game industry? Now, a degree in computer game design could be beneficial in non-game-centric organizations such as the military, airlines, and military contractors such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin. A lot of training these days is performed used simulators and as such a background in game development and design might allow your friend to pursue his educational and career dreams.
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