i live in Wisconsin and am looking at colleges. Obviously, because of the forum I’m posting in, I want to go to college for animation. ^_^ Now, my dilemma is the common one of money. My mom, in my opinion, is freaking out, and is pretty much forcing me to go to a state school (a public one at that), because it’s cheaper that way.
I’ve been looking, and UW Whitewater (my sister went there) has no animation program at all, as far as I know. It is supposedly a good art college, but I doubt it a little (bad film “festival” experience). And then I looked up UW Milwaukee because it’s SO close and is renowned for art. They have no mention of anything animation on their website, but I do know they have a film program.
Anyway, what I’m pretty much saying is that in my opinion, I don’t have many options.
BUT! There IS Columbia College in Chicago, and it’s only an hour and a half away. I’ve looked at their classes and they have lots of animation ones, not to mention other art classes that I am very interested in. They’re cheaper when compared to other private schools of their caliber. And I know for a fact that they have a FANTASTIC film program. (for some reason I feel that if a school can’t get film right, I can’t see how they could be really good at animation, maybe that’s just crazy thinking, but…*meh*) Also I know that you CAN get by successfully there without a lot of money. (I have lots of poor friends ^_^)
Despite how much I really like Columbia, my mom still rejects it, saying that it’s WAY too expensive (about 7, 500 a semester not including dorms).
What I’m trying to ask:
Does anybody know about the animation courses at Columbia?
Or have any school suggestions that aren’t too expensive or at least have lots of scholarship options?
And is it really worth it to fight my mom on this?