As I write this I am weeks away from finishing a course in Interactive and Digital Game Design in Sydney and for the past few months I have been obsessively thinking about what comes next. Having looked at a number of schools offering courses it seems like I will be forced to make a split between a focus on Programming or a focus on Art/Animation, many of these courses are long and very expensive.
I am also mindful that many developers and people in the gaming press say that the best way to get a job is just to make games. So if I have to make a decision between programming or art regardless of where I study I've been wondering whether it is worth it to enroll in 3 year course that will build an in depth skillset or take a shorter course and work on game projects in my off time?
If anyone could throw me some advice I would be greatly appreciative!