A bit about myself and what I want:
I'm working in Singapore now as a web designer, I graduated BA (Hons) in Imaging & Communication Design (something like Illustration, but it's very sad that I couldn't find job related to my major in Singapore).
Lately, after 2 years working in the industry, I feel like I want to go for a change in a subject I'm always interested in: 3D animation :wip: And also to change to a new living environment, I decide to study in another country (I'm not originally from Singapore, I'm from Vietnam and been living in Singapore for 5 years)
And because of financial issue so I'm only able to take 1 year in 3D animation. I'm not sure if it's a bit too rush to study this in a year but I really have no other choice, the school fee I looked everywhere is so expensive (even in Singapore).
My consideration is:
_Seneca@York, Canada for their 8 months certificate in 3D Animation and they teach for those who doesn't know about 3D and animation. I think the module is realistic and focus in skill and that's what I am looking for (as what they said). So far I haven't contacted this college
I also have a look at Sheridah but they only offer 4 years in 3D Animation which is out of budget for me
_National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth UK. I contacted the student service to ask if I can just study final year of diploma in Animation since I have an Art background, and they said they can offer me MA in Computer Animation. MA sounds good but at the same times for a person who knows nothing about 3Ds Max, Maya and rigging like me, I'm afraid it's risky to jump directly to Master course :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
_And lastly: Holland. I'm sorry that by the time I post this, I haven't done any research about Animation School in Holland.
However, my big concern is that: I don't want to study something that's too academic, I'm tired of 4 years sticking butt in my collage of the arts studying about concept and no skills (which I have to learn myself :banghead: ). I want something that's more focused on skills.
And not only about studying, I want to experience at least a few years working in a related and professional industry, whether game or animation. There's no point to spend a lot money to study in North America or UK and then going back Singapore to work :banghead: I know that self effort and hard working play BIG in getting me a job, but I'm just worry about the possibility to get job after graduated, especially in Europe where I heard lately it's very hard to get a job, harder for Asian :cry:
So my 2-rules is simple: school with short time studying and focus more in skill, and the possibility to get job after graduated. And I know I have to work very hard to advance this 3D animation in such a short of time :banghead:
Thank you for reading and I hope to read your advise soon :) Nice day~