I currently work in IT support but I'm considering a career switch to either game design or game programming as both areas interest me very much. I'm working through some books and using UDK as a learning platform but I know that even if I manage to put together an amazing portfolio, I'll still need the education to back it up. Is there anyone out there that has a specialized degree in game design or programming and can you tell me what school you went to? I'm also considering a more generic computer science degree but I'm not sure what is the best way to go. Any advice would be appreciated.