What would you study?

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I will start studying at a university next summer. I am thinking about becoming a game/demo-coder. Does it earn a lot of money? What should I study? Is computer science ok, or should I rather take computer engineering?

My mother says I should study law or biz admin.. maybe thatz better because I heard you earn a lot of money!!
added on the 2004-05-12 00:59:26 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
P.s.: Are there a lof of people like optimus at a computer science university?
added on the 2004-05-12 01:00:22 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Man, do NOT forget that on Tech univ's there are only few girls!!
added on the 2004-05-12 01:15:54 by sim sim
one more thing =) :
girls = problems + no £.
added on the 2004-05-12 01:19:05 by sim sim
Nop, in russia there pretty great amount of girls :)
P.S. not all of them ugly... REALY ! :)
added on the 2004-05-12 01:26:44 by Someone Someone
i study art coz i'm a real artist unlike all lamerz.
added on the 2004-05-12 01:41:27 by nosfe nosfe
I'm doing an HND in forklift-truck driving. It's not much, but it pays the bills.
added on the 2004-05-12 01:47:59 by Pete Pete
Psychology. Best for winning compos.
added on the 2004-05-12 02:04:31 by kb_ kb_
Undefined humanistc subjects concerning "the digital": Best for talking over people's heads and become regarded as a wiz.
psychology, since i was doing courses already and medicine but without maturing.
added on the 2004-05-12 10:05:16 by dalezr dalezr
Someone has been on AOL to much :)
added on the 2004-05-12 13:10:17 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
according to your quote People who study CS because they think it equals programming and linux hacking and makes good money.:
With CS you cannot hack better but more profoundly.. :-)
And as of "lota money": here in switzerland, the earning dropped deep. About one or two years ago the companys were happy to have some fresh students. Nowadays you hardly get a job as CS..
added on the 2004-05-12 14:07:10 by phred phred
good CS specialists get good job in Lithuania, others go to work in the market. and it is terrible situation with gamedev. you can earn more money by programming webapps and so on, than programming games (but webapps sucks:)
added on the 2004-05-12 14:46:38 by OneHalf OneHalf
My alma mater (RPI, class of '98) now offers a minor in video games. Phear it!
added on the 2004-05-12 15:36:21 by phoenix phoenix
study graphic design and go whore yourself like iam
planning to do...
added on the 2004-05-12 16:12:34 by uns3en_ uns3en_
onehalf: shame to me.. I'm a webapps programmer.. I suck.. pouet finally takes me back to the ground..
added on the 2004-05-12 17:41:19 by phred phred
a friend of mine studied game design in a school in shotland.. dunno if he was very content.. he now proceeds with studying architecture.. but started a game company doing games for mobile phones.. http://www.nowadays-interactive.com/
added on the 2004-05-12 17:44:25 by phred phred
I didn't know you could study CounterStrike at uni.
added on the 2004-05-12 17:50:12 by Scali Scali
why study? im a real selective whore, thats the best way to make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!
added on the 2004-05-12 17:51:25 by quisten quisten
on the contrary if you are a girl you SHOULD go to a Computer Science school or uni : you will always find a nerd to make your work at your place and out of thousands of nerds you are likely to find a nice caring handsome one ;)
added on the 2004-05-12 18:08:37 by Zest Zest
if you are a man or a woman go sure to not have a computer nerd as boy/girlfriend. I suppose always talking about computer takes you way off real life.. so better search your girlfriend outside your departement..
added on the 2004-05-12 18:31:27 by phred phred
Whatever happened to studying things you [censored] WANT to instead of [censored] trying to [censored] make money all the [censored] time?

No, but money=respect .. and who wants to live as unimportant lowlife? I can't get why anybody would want to sacrifice his life to research atoms or philosophy
added on the 2004-05-12 19:30:57 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Dude, I am SO going to the bank to cash in my respect.
I am going to study physics.
Not just because it interests me the most, but also because there are many job opportunites related to physics, and I could still become a computer scientist if I should change my mind.
added on the 2004-05-12 21:26:15 by mjz mjz