So I recently graduated from University.. the school did not have a proper 3D program, so I did my best to construct a program and ended up graduating with a BS.
However, I think that decision was a terrible one as I don't feel like I am prepared for the 3D industry at all, nor do I even have a proper demo reel.. my class list was all over the place and very unorganized. I guess the only benefit I feel is the extra factor of being able to write that I have a BS. I went to this University because I had the silly belief at the time that a 4 year degree was mandatory for finding a job..
After doing more research I have decided that Gnomon would be a great opportunity for me to build my skills and develop a proper demo reel, while being a rich artistic environment filled with a bunch of connections into the industry. I am prepared to work as hard as ever if I am to attend this school, but I am having a hard time deciding as I have already made a poor decision once, and it is also my parents who would be help funding me.
A big part about this is that they don't believe that going to Gnomon will help me find a job in the industry, but they still support my decision financially. That being said, it's not really easy for me to take their money and go for it when they don't believe in the cause.. I guess it's making me doubt the cause myself.
All the research I have done tells me that Gnomon is well worth the time and all their instructors are highly qualified, but at the same time it is hard to make a decision my folks don't support.
Another possibility is to go to a cheaper school, but basically anything that get score me a degree my parents don't support.. and I feel like working super hard in a reputable school increases my chance of successfully finding a better job than going to just any school. I guess I have confidence issues, go figure. I know the sticky says that you can get cheaper educations, but is there really no extra knowledge or value in paying more for a reputable school and going for it?
I guess I'm at a crossroads and I don't know where to go from here! If anyone please shine some light on this situation I would greatly appreciate it.