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  1. That's a very good point. I had not thought of a CS degree in that way. That gives me even more to think about. This seems like a nice example of the benefits of talking to real people and I appreciate the helpful feedback.
  2. Thank you, everyone. You've certainly given me something to think about. I think I'll go back and take a look at some computer science degrees. I appreciate the advice.
  3. When I picked out DigiPen, it looked good based on my academic statistics as well as good placing on a lit of top Game Degrees. It's unfortunate that the list doesn't completely reflect industry feedback. Is there a resource for finding good degrees, or even a university that you'd recommend? I think I'm done with listening to top 50 lists.
  4. I'm also heading towards the hybrid degree as it might help me more if I decide to become an Independent developer, in small teams or even working for myself. However, I also want to be able to work for larger developers like Bethesda, Bungie, or otherwise. However valuable it is for Indie Developers, it's no use to me if I can't use it in a more stable career.
  5. The hybrid degree appeals to me more as *I think* it would give me valuable training in the 'creative side' of programming and directly working with game art and design elements. This appeals to me as I have a bit of a fondness (but not a huge talent) for Game Design.    I'm worried that, with the little bit of extra freedom in Game Design, I might sacrifice important opportunities in a primarily programming career path.
  6. I've been looking at and considering many Game Development and Design programs across the U.S. I've become really excited about applying for and attending DigiPen as it's a renowned school with important degrees. My only problem is: What degree is right for me?   As indicated in the title, I've mostly looked at The Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science and Game Design (Hybrid Degree) (BSCSGD) and the Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science (BSCS). I primarily want to work as a programmer, but I feel as if a hybrid course in Development and Design will prepare me for a more flexible job-set or even managerial positions. My only worry is that I lose out on some programming education and opportunities that only the plain Computer Science Degree will offer.   While I know they are only trying to provide basic examples of Jobs, for each degree, the BSCS lists Game Developer as a career path where the BSCSGD does not. Game Developer or Programmer ranks high on my 'desired jobs list' and I'd rather not lose out on that opportunity. If any graduates, current attendees, or industry experienced individuals could provide me more information to help me with my decision, I'd greatly appreciate it.      Thanks for any help,    liveastroman21     *On a final note, while I'm not primarily looking at the program, what are the benefits of The Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation?
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