Advice for students to be successful in Game Design & Development at RIT

Advice for students to be successful in Game Design & Development at RIT

One question I often get from students and parents is “what should I/my child do to prepare themselves for a degree in game design?” Not an easy answer to give for sure. Preparation varies from student to student. I’ll give my take on the issue and offer some pointers. This is by no means an end-all-be-all list, only things I’ve seen work for others and myself.

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My Favorite Class: Game Graphics Programming

My Favorite Class: Game Graphics Programming

At some point you will most likely find the class that was just perfect. The material was exactly what you wanted to cover, the professor was the coolest ever, or maybe the stars aligned and everything just worked. My best class so far has to be IGME 540: Game Graphics Programming, an advanced elective for the Game Design & Development major. It just had the right combination of things. There was an awesome professor, the course material was super interesting, and overall it was just a good time. 

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How to manage your time

How to manage your time

Some students may find it surprising how hard it can be to manage your time at RIT. You will find yourself with a lot of obligations to school and your personal life. I’ll explain some of the time management strategies that I’ve developed over the years at RIT.

Start work early, even if you don’t want to!

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Hi my name is Justin Foehner

Hi my name is Justin Foehner

Hi my name is Justin Foehner and I’m a 4th year Game Design & Development student and I’m also pursuing a minor in Japanese. I came to RIT to study game design and development because I had developed a passion for making games. During high school I got heavily into programming and for my senior project I worked on creating a game. This experience left me with a profound respect for game design and development and I knew I would love to make games as a career choice.

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