j5 wrote:For a proper degree, you will need base courses (english, math, history, etc.) may as well get those at your local learning institution.
I'm actually trying as hard as possible to AVOID "core" crap like that. Those core-type classes are the reason I never finished going to college in the 1st place. I got A's in all my art and writing classes, but did crappy in things like history or statistics. Also, from what I've been reading around (thanks for those links, Bass!), it seems the general consensus is that education pales in insignificance to ability...it's all about the portfolio in the end. The whole "degree thing" is more my mom's idea than mine. But it WILL help me get back into some kind of routine, and teach me some basics on programs I've never used. It will appease mom, and help kick-start me in the right direction to more self-teaching too.
bassanimation wrote:...a whole bunch of stuff in 2 different posts... =P
Thanks for being upfront about your experience with AI, and thanks even more for all the encouraging words and helpful links!
I'm not quite sure I'm ready to move to Texas for schooling...but then again I don't have much holding me where I am now other than a steady job. I'm also nowhere near rich, in fact it's the exact opposite of that lol so I couldn't afford a move like that even if I wanted to...let alone school on top of it! Mom's willing to help a little and float me a loan for school, but I'm not sure she would fund a relocation to Texas =P
That TAD place looks like something I could do but it's a little expensive for my broke ass. Also not sure if they offer a degree or what...have to go back a look harder when my brain isn't so mushy...it's been a LOOONG past few days =/ but thanks for the suggestion to check out!
ochopika wrote: ...alot...
I tried the whole college thing before and yeah, I did get out of it what I put into it...that's why I'm thinking about a more focused type of program without any of the BS core type classes. And there are plenty of other ways to network, such as the interwebz. If you look carefully, you'll see me networking with Bass now so I can get a job with her or her hubby (or would it be "and" hubby? you work at the same place?) after I complete my training =P
And speaking of Bass...she also sneakily spoke of that site you mentioned (without an actual link) in an earlier post, and I did some reading over there and at another site she spoke of called CGHub, too. Hence my "general consensus" statement earlier in this post!
Lastly, about the bag-shirt, or shirt-bag or whatever...I'm a horrible, horrible person. I had a ton of bills to pay when I finally got paid, and couldn't order one of your prints like I said I would because I was too broke after bill-paying =( so I haven't gotten a new bag yet...and at this rate it may be a little while. But you are still so totally on the hook once I do finally get one! =P
superstargoddess wrote:I don't have specific answers of where to go, but I will give you some advice...
I'm 27, but I'm also not looking for something crazy like a PHD...I'm totally fine with a 2 year degree of some sort...but I've been postponing for a while now and I'm not sure how much longer I can keep the dogs at bay at this point anyway. Whatever ends up happening in the long run, for better or for worse, will happen soon...