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Is it smart to go to two different colleges?

I am seeking a Master's Degree in software engineering, with a side degree in video game development. In order to obtain both, I would need to attend one school, get a Master's Degree, and then attend another school that has video game development degrees. Is this a smart idea? Or should I stick with just the Master's Degree
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Daniel’s Answer

Probably stick with one at a time, unless you really think you can handle the load.

Usual caution on entering the game industry, especially as a programmer:

The game industry tends to be vastly overworked (think 80+ hour weeks), way underpaid (half as much would not be uncommon), and suffer much higher burnout than basically any other employment you can find as a comp sci major. Be careful. You can find a plethora of articles on this subject:





It's not all gloom and doom, but be warned.

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Scott’s Answer

Determine if possible which school has the most hands on experience from the professors and staff and go with one school.

Scott recommends the following next steps:

Have a interview with the the professors at your schools.

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Mr.’s Answer

Young sir,

I would never counsel anyone to do that. I would advise you to just stick with obtaining the Masters Degree as it accounts for 5-6 years of experience in the field. Take Mr. Moy's advice about the industry and enjoy sharpening your sword with the courses in the Master's program. I wish you the best on your journey.