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03 March 2010, 04:12 PM
hey everyone,
i am from Pakistan and completed my a levels(maths physics chemistry) last year may/june09.I took a gap year because i wanted to study abroad but my father was reluctant he wanted me to study engineering(that's what i'd be doing uptil now) but now i have convinced him somehow.Filming and photography were on my mind but then i met one of my relatives who's a 3d modeler,product designer and he's my inspiration to cg.
So from past 5 months i am working in 3d with a help of tutorials from lynda & digital tutors(going to get gnomon's dvds soon).Vfs was on my mind till last month but i have planned for working in states for which i have to have a 4 years degree and some experience.Which VFS & LBL won't give me,then i looked up for SCAD's visual effects degree but i have to take a S.A.T exam first? and i am ready to take traditional arts foundation as well and i have not touched the particles yet but modeling so i just have the stuff for portfolio which is in the tuts? is that enough or should i model something on my own.
I have some relatives in virgina,manhattan,ontario and in uk as well.But my preference would be U.S/Canada.So please refer me some universities and save me from stale engineering (my father actually) =/ he's got the money but he doesn't spend on me :d and yes i guess i'd be the first one from Pakistan to earn this degree lol
my aim is to learn visual effects & animation as well and God forbid if i'd to leave states after completing my bachelors,i'd be experienced enough to make music videos or tv commercials in my country and return the money to my father :|

03 March 2010, 05:35 PM
First things first.
Do you have an ART portfolio for your college application?
Most good schools require one.

Also, Manhattan has NYU CADA

and the school I go to

SVA Computer Art

I recommend the bachelors program at both schools. NOT the masters.

03 March 2010, 06:30 PM
When I looked at the NYU CADA program , it involed a masters program only. I don't think this has changed.

05 May 2010, 03:46 AM
hey guys sorry for the delay,i have had a typhoid =/
well i have checked SVA's animation & visual effects program that's good,it has basicc++ programming and mel as i have to take S.A.T too to get into it.
NYU cada has only master's degree..

on the other hand i have checked Academy of Arts,that's pretty has the same rate as gnomon's entertainment design & digital production(3 years) plus it would give me bachelors degree of fine arts as well..admission requirements are not as complicated as SVA.So what do you think?

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