A part of me has always loved comics, and animation, but both are just hobbies. I feel for the level of production I would want in either of those two paths would be best pursued through self study, and a lot of the fundemental skills needed can be found in GAD anyway.
Last year I was offered a seat in any program besides GAD or CA, but I chose to wait a year. If you have to choose between getting an education in something you may not be passionate about, or wait and choose an education you would be, which is better?
Though, as I type I realize there was a bit of hypocrisy in that statement- as I was pretty much positive I would go to any school at this point if I didn't get into ringling. I miss being a student, and working mind numbing soul crushing dead end jobs, really really sux. I was weighing whether or not I liked Illustration enough to pursue that if put on the waitlist again.
so yeah, for roughly 4,000 a class, for an industry as fickle as the art industry, don't choose classes you might regret. Not that they wouldn't be worth it for the "right" person, but what is one man's treasure, is also another man's trash.
Shoot, a lot of people working in the industry are either self taught or drop outs- so if you just keep working your craft, you may make it anyway! for a hell of a lot cheaper too!
And hello yet again.