jouo asked: Hello! Do u know any animators/board artists workin in the industry that haven't attended calarts/went 2 not-as-prestigious/no art school at all? I wanna work in animation but Im afraid if I dont go 2 cal arts or similars Ill hardly get a job
Hi! Hello! I didn’t go to Calarts, I went to SVA! That being said I know PLENTY of people in the industry who haven’t gone to Calarts. Shit, I know plenty of people who never went to college at all or who majored in non-art fields (economics? premed??! political science?!?!). It’s not about where you went to school but how good your portfolio is.
Art college isn’t for everyone! I’m confident enough to say that i’d be in the same position whether or not I went, and many times I wish I hadn’t. As long as you’re passionate to improve and you’re disciplined you can learn all you need to know online. That being said, I’m not saying you should NEVER take art classes. But you don’t have to pay a uni 40k a year to take 3 essential classes that cost 2k.