Sorry for making this long. I just don’t know what to do… Should I go self taught or animation college?
I live in a place where there’s hardly any Animators but recently a new College came out in the area. They teach 3D Animation for Associate Degree.
Honestly I’ve seen so much free and amazing workshops online. I know its possible to be self taught but I dont know if I’ll have the time since I’m going to be busy at my new job soon and to provide for myself.
First let me tell you my situation. My father passed away not long ago leaving me only 20K. Of course I was planning to use for emergencies only. I was planning to just spent it on Animation Mentor right off the bat and use other free time to self teach myself. But now I’m reconsidering that as recklessness since I don’t know anything about Maya, yet was planned to apply for it.
I couldnt glean much info of the college since its only been here for three years since it was built here. So far only 5 people have graduated from the Animation program there.
If I go there it would almost be no different then internship since the school just starting out and only a few students I think.
Here’s the courses descriptions before you say anything.
Ive only seen positive reviews and only like two negative comments. Here’s a quote of a review that’s caught my interest. “Great school way better than going to a community college or some other college and wasting your time seating in a classroom and not learning something.”
I’ve done hours of research and what it teaches is almost no different from other colleges. (I could be wrong though) just not VFX.
Two years feel to long and its risky since I’m spending money that’s important to me…and I don’t known how long it takes to self teach in cg. I was planning to save up for AnimationMentor after two years if I do go. Can you please give me advised from you a experienced Animators?
P.S for those of you who say it is possible. I’m also a self taught web design and musician so it even cramps up more of my time…=. If I do go my schedule would be like this Work>Home and eat>College>Self taught web\music. Then do it again the next day. I just don’t know what to do…