Thanks guys. I really appreciate all your help. :) Yeah I went and visited the program on admitted spartans day and fell head over heels for the program especially when I met other shm that were transfers as well. Even though I know I'm gonna be drowning in work this fall, I still really can't wait 'til August. I really loved the feeling that it is more of a collective than a competition...and I think despite all the hard work, it'll prepare me for what the work field is going to be like after I graduate.
So again, thank you!! I wish you guy the best of luck on your endeavours. ^_^
So I got accepted to San Jose State's animation/illustration program for Fall 2014 as a transfer and, while I've done research, I just wanna know is it as intimidating as the department site and people say it is? Anybody going there or know someone that's going there that can give me some tidbits and advice?
Just so I know what to expect. Thank you.
Girl, I'm gonna be twenty-one in December. I'm done with all my gen-ed courses and I'm going to be living in my hometown for another year, while all my friends move on to being Juniors in college. I'm applying for Calarts next year and if by the slightest chance I get in, I'm going to be a "freshman" in college...and I'm gonna be in a lot longer than my other friends. I tried applying to schools last school year. I applied to LCAD, Calarts, and MICA. I only got accepted to LCAD and I couldn't go because I couldn't even afford the basic acceptance deposit and housing cost (I'm getting little to no help from my family bother immediate and extended either cuz they can't afford it at all or they are too frugal.
It's gotten to the point where people like my dad now act like I'm not going to college....and for your own family to act this way, that's probably more depressing than your friends thinking that. I've thought about giving up on trying to get my foot into this door many times but I'm still trying, not just for myself but for my family (will be the first one in my immediate family to go off to a four year).
My advice is don't worry about what people think. Do you want to go to art school badly? Do you want to pursue this more than anything? If it's worth that much to you then screw what the rest think or act. You're taking a different path than others but don't let that effect your work. Strive to be better and achieve what you want, even if it means busting your ass 'til this Winter. Do not despair...you're far from pathetic. Cuz if you are than I'm a total loser. xD lol and I won't settle for that.
Keep trying and don't beat yourself up. I can guarantee you it's just a waste of time that you could be using to draw. ;)