Hello, I am new here.
I am nearing the end of the university (actually two years left) and I have a arts major. I have recently became interested in programming and I am teaching myself how to program (I am using Java). The problem is the school I am in doesn't have a digital arts program and I am interested in digital arts and programming. I am not sure if continuing an education in either programming or design is a good idea as I want to combine the two but that will mean teaching myself how to digitally design characters and programm. I have been interested in games and kept buying computer games and watch walkthrough videos on them, until high school started and I stopped. Now I don't know much about games. Do I have to know everything about games in order to get into this field? Is self teaching programming and design a good idea or am I better off getting a degree in programming or design?