Made this account mainly to ask this question.
Im currently a junior in high school with a real passion for 2D animation. I'm in a visual arts academy within my school and take multiple art classes a year, as well as a special class for building portfolios that I will be taking in the fall. I'm an A+ student in all advanced classes and I also take computer graphics and media productions classes. That being said, I think I am preparing myself to be a prime candidate for a top notch animation school.
I've been doing research, however there's so much information on the web that contradicts other info. I don't know what to think. So I'd like some honest opinions on which schools are best for animation.
I'd like to study 2D but I heard 3D is a better choice monetarily. So ideally I'd like to go to a college where both aspects are included in the computer animation program.
I've been looking mostly at Ipax schools because that's the direction my teachers are steering me in, but does this accreditation really matter?
CalArts, SCAD, Ringling, Carnegie Mellon, SVA, Pratt are what I've been researching. I've heard CalArts is the best, SCAD nickels and dimes, Ringling and Carnegie are respectable, SVA is either a great school from a student standpoint or the worst from what I've heard, and Pratt is a good choice but not as good as CalArts, Ringling, etc.
Confirm or Deny?
Thanks, sorry for the essay:p