Naturally this program must be housed in a basement somewhere.
A B.S. in Gaming. Only at the University of Utah.
Although, I'm not sure if you can study MLM management at BYU, I at least
know you could in 2009. Just for the record, MLMs and pyramid schemes are the
Since video games is fast becoming one of the last things this country makes
that we can sell to the rest of the world, I'd say the worst thing about
this is that it didn't happen earlier.
I'm not sure what would be more useful in today's workforce, gaming
classes or classes on reformed Egyptian?
VegasUte"So ... what you're saying is that not ALL of them
are in Utah County - just 70% of them?......Yay?"No
"yay"....I'm not a big fan of MLMs generally, though I see nothing
wrong with the business model fundamentally. My comment was to control the
exaggeration, which I find to be a fairly regular occurrence on these comment
@CaliCougar:So ... what you're saying is that not ALL of them
are in Utah County - just 70% of them?Yay?
JohnInSLC"Well, THAT explains why all of Utah's MLMs are
headquartered in Utah County."I did a quick review of MLMs in
Utah. I identified a total of 13, 4 of which are located in the SLC area and 9
of which are located in Utah County. Just an fyi.
"BYU does offer a "marketing" degree in their undergraduate
management program . . . that is ranked 13th in the nation."geekus:Well, THAT explains why all of Utah's MLMs are
headquartered in Utah County.
"So, if you get sick, or need a highway designed, or look for electronic
breakthroughs, or even need to know about economics or history or the ability to
speak a language, you may be out of luck."DN:The
U's doing away with the medical-dental-pharmacy schools? The engineering
dept., the economics dept. and the language dept.? I never found those stories.
But yeah, why on earth would the U offer to better prepare students to succeed
in a $100B/yr industry, particularly since one of its pioneers graduated from
the U in electrical engineering? What Emily Litella must
I think students will find that game development, like movie production, or any
other entertainment field, has a lot of "glistening charm" that masks
the fact that it is a tough competetive field. Not an easy choice.
CaliCougar,BYU does offer a "marketing" degree in their
undergraduate management program. An undergraduate management program, I might
add, that is ranked 13th in the nation.
Brave Sir Robin,"I suppose it would elevate the U's status
more if they offered a degree in multi-level marketing, like a certain private
university does, right?"I'm assuming, since you don't
mention the name of this "certain private university", that you are
referring to BYU? I went to its website and I can find no such degree mentioned.
Can you point me to this degree on BYU's website? I'd like to read
more about it.
Don't worry DN Subscriber. This new program at the Univ. of Utah
isn't REPLACING any degree programs. It's only embellishing them.
Utah will still produce thousands of alumni each year with degrees in
Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, History, and multiple foreign
languages, among others.
I'm mixed on my feelings about a game development degree. Much like a
movie, it takes all kinds of people to make a game, and trying to call a single
program "game development" is a bit of a misnomer, because chances are
that it will result in one of three things:1. A business program focused
on what kinds of games are marketable and what kinds of things are needed with a
pretty light background in the actual development process,2. A fine arts
program focused on music or animation,3. A computer science program
focused on one of the six bazillion areas of game programming (i.e., artificial
intelligence, graphics and resource management, physics, etc.)In
other words, it would just be an emphasis inside an existing degree program.On the other hand, game development is different enough from what is
expected in other tech industries that a solid background on business and
acceptable practices might be beneficial to aspiring developers.
@GrannyI suppose it would elevate the U's status more if they
offered a degree in multi-level marketing, like a certain private university
That is about as useful as a lot of the other fluff majors that colleges offer
these days.So, if you get sick, or need a highway designed, or look
for electronic breakthroughs, or even need to know about economics or history or
the ability to speak a language, you may be out of luck. But, if you want to
play games, they have met that need."Higher education" in
this country today is a joke.
My niece is one of the fastest keyboarders I know and she said that she got it
from computer games. I can see this new major filled up pretty quick on the
first day........ LOL!
This doesn't seem elevate the "U's" status.