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It is 31 days, 3 hours, 2 minutes and 23 seconds until Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 12:00:00 Noon - The last day of my senior exams.
It is 39 days, 11 hours, 31 minutes and 8 seconds until Friday, June 4, 2010 at 8:30:00 PM - The day I graduate.
[left]As you can see, I get out of highschool very very very soon. I am indeed counting the minutes, the hours. And while I count, I research. Several very good threads have popped up here as of late, detailing tracks I want to go on when choosing my career path. I’ve a fairly specific choice - one that I’ve explored exstensively, and worked hard to figure out.[/left]
[left]My dream job, my absolute want, is to be a 3D Character Modeler. As such, a character modeling/modeling/texturing type track is exactly what I want, what I need. The problem is, I’m trying to figure out the best way to acheive it.[/left]
[left]No matter what, I will be spending one more year here at a community college to get my GPA up; my HS GPA is something like 1.2 because I refused to show up for my first two years, hating the school I was in beyond all reason. In contrast, my GPA for my last two years (After changing schooles) Is 4.2, weighted.[/left]
[left]So my research has given me two very distinct possibilities:[/left]
[left]1 year here. Head to California. Work for one year. Then take one more year of CC, and transfer into UCI for a BFA in Studio Arts. Then do the 2 year course at Gnomon.[/left]
[left]1 year here. Head to California. Attend AAU for 3, getting my BFA in Animation and Visual effects, Focus on character modeling.[/left]
[left]As you can tell, I really do want to go to California, seeing as my two top choices are there. [/left]
[left]So what is the general populace think of my two plans? I want to deffinately have a good art foundation, hense the BFA before Gnomon in an art feild, or the degree at AAU (which would also provide me with a good generalist art foundation, I beleive). [/left]
[left]Does anyone have any alternative plans? Improvements, and changes? I’m scouring for information - I know what I want to do, but the path there is very foggy indeed. I want to know the best way I can to get there, and part of me just really really wants to go to Cali. :3 Also, I’ll be paying for this somehow. There’s no help from anyone, no savings, it’s all me.[/left]
[left]Condensed veresion: NC ----> Cali CC ----> BFA at UCI ----> Gnomon [/left]
[left]NC ----> BFA at AAU[/left]
[left]NC ----> Other?[/left]