Since a young age, it's been a dream of mine to work in the video game industry. I spent a great deal of my childhood experimenting with things like film and game creation (starting with point&click games using Powerpoint ;) ), later years involved level editing/fooling around with modding, making record of all my random design thoughts and ideas, reviewing games etc.. (as well as reading a lot of game related media).
While I've spent the last 11 or 12 years telling people I want to design games after school, in reality I don't have any practical game development skills and (most importantly) I have very little idea what sort of courses I should be looking at after I finish the HSC this year.
My interests in games lie in level/gameplay and general design. The thought of doing a standard degree such as computer science at a traditional university has crossed my mind, however programming isn't something I particularly enjoy. Living in NSW, my understanding is that game related education is fairly limited here, and again I'm not sure it's the best idea (and after glancing over the forums here, there seems to be mixed opinions on that issue). Also curious as to the usefulness of doing unrelated degrees, I've been toying with the idea of doing primary teaching.
Really just looking for some general guidance/advice. Sorry if this post is a bit whiney, however I really don't know where else to go for help.