No you can’t. The reason this is asked is because some players want their character to have multiple subclasses from the same class (like a bard from the college of lore and the college of swords).
Unfortunately, the Player’s Handbook is quite clear on this. It states:
“With this rule, you have the option of gaining a level in a new class whenever you advance in level, instead of gaining a level in your current class.”Player’s Handbook
Note that multiclassing requires gaining a level in a “new class”, not your current class.
This is further clarified by Jeremy Crawford in some sage advice where he states explicitly that multiclassing in the same class (and therefore taking 2 subclasses from the same class) is not allowed.
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