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Is it possible to get a job in America after two years education in Game Design?

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I am a Chinese Senior Student now. My bachelor degree is electrical engineering. So my programming level isn't so good. I can write some small program that contains 500 lines(could be optimized better). I know C\C++, python languages. My bachelor courses just have C language, other languages are learned by myself. I'm just started to learn data structure and algorithm. 

Now I have been admitted to a US university for a master degree. This school provide a lot of courses on Game Design, especially on programming. I have determined to transfer to CS now, but I'm still not sure if I should learn game design. I should learn some basic knowledge of computer science including OS, database and so on. So I'm not sure whether I have enough time qualified to game industry!

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1. Is it possible to get a job in America after two years education in Game Design?
2. I am a Chinese Senior Student now. My bachelor degree is electrical engineering.
3. Now I have been admitted to a US university for a master degree. This school provide a lot of courses on Game Design, especially on programming. I have determined to transfer to CS now, but I'm still not sure if I should learn game design.
4. I'm not sure whether I have enough time qualified to game industry!


1. ANYTHING is possible. Except time travel to the past, and the Star Trek holodeck.
2. Wait. You already have a bachelor's degree?? You can get a job in America now.
3. Learn game design if you want to. If you're going to pursue a job in games, it would be beneficial to at least take one course in game programming while pursuing your masters degree.
5. Not yet, you don't. You need a portfolio to supplement your bachelor's degree (my response to #2 above did not assume you were talking about a game job).

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I strongly believe you'll be better served by taking a non-games job for a while first.

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