My step-son is interested in a career in video game programming. (Lord knows, he spends enough time playing them, he might as well make some money on his passion!) He is asking around in some of his forums, and I told him I'd do a post on this forum.
Justin has a handful of credits from the local community college but is quite a ways off from getting his Associates degree.
I know that some online schools like DeVry and Kaplan have bachelors programs in this field. They sure are expensive, though! However, we could work on the financial angle.... loans, scholarships, etc.
I don't know if my step-son has the patience to do a four-year degree. I should add that he does work full-time and would have to continue to do so while he studies.
I guess my bottom line question is what kind of education/training is needed to break into the field of video game programming? Is a degree necessary? If so, would a two-year Associates suffice or would a person have to go for the full Bachelors?
Any recommendations on specific schools?
Thanks VERY much for any advice and information!