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Devry - Game and Simulation Programming degree program?
So I have an opportunity to get a degree at Devry in their Game and Simulation Programming program. I think it's a new program because the guy said they don't have any stats on the graduates yet or something. I'm kind of wary about it, but it does have plenty of regular programming courses in it. My goal is to develop games independently and maybe work for a few big companies here and there along the way. I do like to do programming as well so I figure either way it'll earn me some good knowledge.
I do like that they (claim to) have a high rate of job placement relating to the field of their degree programs, and they have a deal with Vivendi and apparently some students end up working at Blizzard in Irvine while taking the program. This is appealing to me because I'd love to see Blizzard from the inside.
Does anyone have experience with this particular program at Devry? Should I take a general CS program instead and get some game-related electives? The fact that I get a degree is besides the point for me: I'm mainly interested in the knowledge and skills I'll gain, since I plan to go independent and not need to wave a paper at potential employers. Are there better choices for me? Note that I'm not a good self-teacher and depend heavily on interactive learning (i.e. classrooms).