Absolutely! I remember trying to pick a college and how stressful it can be. I ended up ignoring my acceptance packets until pretty late in the game and picked a small local college in Montana. Despite my small and unknown alma mater I haven't had very much trouble finding the work and internships I've wanted, in terms of people judging my college's reputation. My professional demeanor and communications are what have helped me get there. People say it's all about who you know, and while that isn't 100% true, it is definitely 100x more true than "all that matters is alma mater" As long as you work very hard to get every thing you can, academically, out of a program then, from what I can tell, it doesn't mater to much where that program was. What will make the difference in your portfolio and resume is that you worked hard. Beyond that what matters is actually getting that portfolio in front of people. There are some great resources for that, this website being one that has served me well. In addition there are national conferences and organisations like USITT that love helping students. Here is USITT's mentorship page. http://www.usitt.org/mentoring/ In short: how hard you work, academically and at networking, will mater much more than where your degree is from. *not that this is the simple formula for supreme success. That doesn't exist, or at least I don't know it.