I need some guidance about art school, and was hoping I might be able to find the answer here. I just finished a meeting with a college placement-type counselor that works outside of school. I'm here because I love animation and want to be a professional animator (obviously), but I have no money and my parents don't want to co-sign anyhting that will set me back 50-100 thousand dollars in debt. My dream is calarts, but I wouldn't mind attending SVA, or Ringling-the only problem is that my parents want to have a "plan b" for me in case I want to change my major...so they want to send me to a liberal arts school with a good art program that is also cheaper. I just need some outside input on this-does it matter if you went to a designated art school in the long run? Will studios hire the guy who majored in character animation at calarts over an equally talented animator who went to god knows where?
Animatedbuzz is a network for young animation artists who aspire to become animators, story artists, or visual development artists in the animation industry. Animatedbuzz was created by Mario Furmanczyk, a Calarts alum and Disney animator.