LOL GAME DESIGN IS LIKE THE WORST DEGREE YOU CAN GET.
My ex girlfriend worked for Riot and she even said that it’s stupid to do that.
Get a CS degree, and barring that, at least take enough programming courses (with an eye towards games) to know how to actually make a game, not just design it. Game design is not wide enough man. What if you suddenly don’t want to do it anymore? Then that degree will take you nowhere. Even with a graphic design degree you can sort of get into some game company.
Anyway, I am currently in my third year and I am doing some internship after summer. After that I’ll graduate. I’ll be 20 and have my degree. Sounds pretty good to me. Also I do enjoy it and taught me a lot of things. For me it really was the best thing to do at the time.
I plan on studying more after this, so I can do something that maybe interests me more. But I’ll at least have some experience under my belt.