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I am in G8 and want to know if I am supposed to have any background info or school courses about Coding Languages or Gamemaking engines before applying to University?

I want to go to USC school of Viterbi to study #Game Development. #game-design #video-games #game-development

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Philip’s Answer

Hi Amr,


It definitely helps to have some coding experience when applying to university for coding related positions! Sometimes it's not even required, it depends on the university that you are applying to.


I would not worry about it too much at your age because you have several years to learn more about programming before you enter university. Hopefully in high school you can take some programming courses and you have a several years to explore programming before going to university.


Best of luck!

Phil

Thank you comment icon Thanks a lot Phill. That really gives me a perspective. Thanks Amr F.
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Thomas’s Answer

I recommend trying to learn as much on your own as you can. There are so many online resources and places to start programming that it will give you a huge step ahead when you get to actual classes.

More importantly--this will help you determine if you actually like the job! You'll have the opportunity to write some games and see what it's all about before committing yourself to a specific major and career path.

Thomas recommends the following next steps:

Find resources online that let you code
Find some how-to videos to start with the basics
Try making a basic game of your own
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Omar’s Answer

There's no essential skills you should have in order to join the university.

But what makes the difference between good and the best is the preparation, so it would be great to search for some cool online resources in order to get familiar with your career path such:
https://www.codemonkey.com
https://codelearn.com
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