Okay, so, I have a lot of schools I'm interested in and I want to pear it down.
I've been in the animation program at Algonquin College for two years now. I dropped out about halfway through fourth semester (a month or two ago) after realising I hate animation. There was also a lot of petty, vague group politics that I found hard to tolerate within the program and I wasn't the only person bothered by it. Or, maybe I just lost interest?
Anyway, I still love to draw! And I don't know what school will offer me what I need in order to get what I want. The two schools I've been looking at most are OCAD and Concordia in Montréal, but also Sheridan for their illustration program. I'm looking to sharpen my drawing skills, learn how to paint and use color theory, to sculpt (as I'd gotten a lot of encouraged from my art teacher and classmates in high school for my sculptures, and always enjoyed doing it but got frustrated when I stopped for so long) and… I don't know what else. I used to want to be a filmmaker, and I'd probably want to take some sort of film course, maybe as a minor. I'm sort of confused. I'll let an emoticon convey this:
As for what I'd like to use all these skills for… I dunno. The one thing I enjoyed the most in animation was character design. I've been thinking about working in the video game industry, comics, storyboarding, and stuff like that. Design and sequential art? I'd also been interesting in concept art, naturally, but the idea sounds so ethereal. It seems really difficult to find any resources outside this site that deal with concept art in general.
I'd like to hear anybody's experiences with these schools (especially Concordia, as I haven't been able to find much mention of it on CA at all) and any other schools in the Ontario-Québec area, although I probably shouldn't limit myself geographically.
Enough babbling, please help!