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I completely agree with dualtagh on this one, prospective employers when you get to the other end of your course will be more interested in seeing your portfolio than your paper qualifications. If you’re doing a games course, but show that you haven’t bothered to follow it up in your spare time, the jobs will go to people who have, not you.
Get involved with mods, a dev team working on a part-time project, college projects with the lies of Imagine Cup, GamesFleadh etc, and do things in your own time.
If you just do the basics through college, at the other end you’ll be struggling to find work. However, if you have a couple of projects that you are working on, you may find that you can have a job lined up before you have even finished the course in two years time.