I'm planning to do a graduate program next fall(2011) but after doing so much research I still haven't found the college that I wanted to go to. I'm interested in doing a 3d program and my focus would be on 3d modeling and texturing. The only college I've applied so far is Savannah College of Art and Design(SCAD) for M.F.A Visual Effects because I liked the program curriculum. Although, it can be expensive; but there is scholarship available to International students as well.
Al the moment, I'm looking for colleges (Preferably public universities - can be less expensive compared to private) which offer 3D programs. Thing is, I couldn't find any. Most the colleges offer grad programs which are not very technical and very much research oriented and the program usually involves courses such as Art history, History and Memory, Facts and Fiction. No offense to anyone who are interested in such courses but it's not something I'm looking for. I love Gnomon, VFS type courses but I know it's kind of impossible to find such programs for a graduate degree. That's why posting here and hoping for suggestions/opinions.
Please share/recommend colleges that you think is good for some one who wanted to do Masters program in 3D(focusing on modeling and texturing) . Perfect example would be a program like MFA 3D modeling + Animation at Academy of Art (AAU).
List of colleges I've checked so far and the reasons I didn't choose.
- Academy of Art - MFA 3D Modeling+Animation
Reason: Duration - 3 years
- Otis College of Art and Design - MFA Graphic Design(Accelerated)
Reason: No courses focusing on 3D; except only one of them in the curriculum which they use Rhino for 3D design.
- California College of Arts, Oakland/SF, CA - MFA Design
- Art Institutes
Reasons: Expensive, other reasons.
- University of California, LA (UCLA) - MFA Design|Media Arts
Reason: Deadline is Dec 15, Expensive for International students
- University of California
Reason: Florida = no cg industries