hi guys, well
Im a high school senior, i want to be a concept artist and these are the paths im struggling over:
+go to a community college and take my liberal arts coures then transfer to art center
- up to 100k debt (im imagining without financial aid nor scholarships)
-i finish school around the age of 23
-jobs may be unstable and i dont want to kill myself trying to pay for school loan (around 600+ a month)
-go to a 4 year college and get degree plus credentials to be a PE teacher cause its easy and you dont have to do anything else besides the hours you work (no correcting papers and crap on your own time).
-this would give me time to work on art on my own and possibly take art center at night classes
-the salary around these parts starting for teachers is about $35,000 and a 5 percent increase each year.
-what would be perfect is if i am able to get into the concept art industry by teaching myself/taking a few classes.
-if im really not getting anywhere, id just enroll into AC but id be around hte age of 27ish by this time.
this route would allow me not to worry so much about having art done to survive the next day, its more of for fun thing and the teaching job is just for money.
simply path A = heavy debt for 30 years, uncertain job and salary but doing art
simply path B = teaching and doing art on the side, but stable, have benefits.
whats your opinion or thoughts or experiences?