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Best Schools In California San Diego???

Anyone know of any really good schools in San Diego? I already know of Art Institute of San Diego which is WAY too expensive even with financial aid. 75Gs...crazy shet!..Any others?

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Anyone know anything platt college in San Diego? How creditable is it? Is it a good school to go to for animation? Ive been doing searches on top animation colleges in california and that one always comes up within the top 5. Also does anyone know of any unversities that are great for animation?

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$75k is for the complete 4-year program at $373 per credit hour. In my [limited] experience, this is the average going price for a good art school. Not to say there aren't cheaper schools that will give you a good education, but in my opinion if a school is worth what you pay, more or less, with some notable exceptions. I wouldn't gamble my career on a school of unknown or questionable quality just to save some bucks; if the choice of schools means the difference between being a successful artist/animator or struggling to pay the bills, then it's paid for itself. The better schools can attract better teachers with their more prestigious reputation. I don't know enough behind-the-scenes to know whether they attract better teachers by paying higher salaries from their higher tuitions, but I suspect that's probably the case as well.

Hey man! Thanks for the information. I totally agree with you on that one! I actually really did want to go to the art institute because they really covered all aspects of animation and their labs were great. A couple of the professors I met were ex-disney animators. There is another college Im lookin at and it's Platt College. I have an appointment with them next week but here is their curiculum:


• An Associate Degree from Platt College San Diego or equivalent.
• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator®.
• An acceptable portfolio reviewed by our experienced faculty.

Software Utilized in Program:
Adobe After Effects®
Adobe Illustrator®
Adobe Photoshop®
Alias|Wavefront Maya®
Apple Final Cut Pro®
Apple Final Draft®
BB Edit®
Bias Peak®
Macromedia Director MX®
Macromedia Flash MX®
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX®
Media Cleaner Pro®
Microsoft Word®
Sony Media Software Acid Pro®
Swift 3D®
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hey mr.

Look i alwayz do research about those schools in USA and others so i can give u a will help you a lot choosing a school G.luck..and wich me luck too... :)