I've been on these forums for nearly half a year now, except that I haven't posted anything yet, I've sorta been stalking you, lol!
Anyways, I'm from Norway and I'm really interested in taking one of the precollege programs that they offer in the U.S. for a little less than a year now, I've been doing ALOT of modeling, texturing and a little bit of animation in maya while also following along with alot of the courses over at the Digital Tutors site.
My question is, should I attend these precollege programs and pay alot of money on stuff i probably all ready learned from Digital Tutors? I know that the teachers will give you alot of assistance with building a solid portfolio and also, you will get that gollege experience.
2 of the precolleges I've been into are the one at the "Academy of Art" and the other one at "Ringling". What I also don't understand is, why does the "Ringling" precollege program cost nearly $2000 more dollars than the "Academy of art" program, even when "Ringling" is 2 weeks shorter?
So what do you think? If anyone been there, do they only go through basics or a little bit more advanced as well?