I actually recommend either double-majoring or taking a minor in art or programming. Graphic design is not what you want - it's too focused on 2D art and professional game companies these days make 3D games. Computer science will definitely teach you a lot about programming, but it usually doesn't focus on game-specific programming techniques.
I'm already watching the EC show but yet you guys drew lots of light right at the areas i needed, so thanks a dozen.
one thing to note: and im not into having a career in the indie game community - since i want a solid stable job, yet after reading what u say - i will sure give a stronger push on making my own completed games, so i'd have things to show in job interviews.
i understand what u said and since i'm planning to study for a bachelor degree, it raises me the next, sorta complicated, question:
Telcontar said that there aren't really 'game design' only jobs,
for a role which contains the most game design work in a typical popular video game company, should i look for a degree in game design, computer science or graphic design?
i have no priority over none, and it seems like computer science would give me an extra push in interviews more than the game design one, either because the game design degree is less developed\stable, or the computer science is harder- i might be way wrong but i just want to know,
Thanks again for all the help, much appreciated!,
I recommend checking out the digital counselor at game career guide. It should help you find schools to look into.