Should I go to art school in Canada? If so which one?
Hi, I'm primarily a digital artist from the U.S. and I'm really interested in animation, however my home state has no art schools at all, and the art schools that do catch my eye here in the U.S. are so wildly expensive that even with financial aid and scholarships it will be a daunting struggle to pay for my education. As much as I've dreamed of attending these schools when I was younger, the burden of a nearly $200k debt upon graduating is so disheartening and terrifying to me. You might say, "a degree isn't REQUIRED for a career in art" which I've heard as well, but I think animation is a much more complex subject that I would love the guidance of a teacher for. Not only that but I truly want the experience of attending college and the connections that form from it. Anyway, the more I began to research U.S. art schools, the more I felt that studying in another country may be more beneficial and cost much less, and I relocated my search to our northern neighbor. I've read of several schools like Sheridan, Emily Karr, and OCAD, but I'm having trouble finding solid info and especially opinions on them from students/alumni. Please help! I don't want to waste time looking into this if the Canadian schools aren't worth it, but I'm also very concerned with the financial strain of U.S. schools and would love to know if they're a good option for me.