I'm looking at colleges and universities in Canada offering the best illustration programs, but I've been having a hard time...
I plan to go into illustration in order to do conceptart, and maybe comics if I'm lucky. I live in Ontario, but I'm currently open to moving anywhere in Canada for my education. I'm in my final year of highschool ready to rumble.
I've been giving myself hell trying to decide on schools, and now I just have all around negative perceptions on quite a few schools. I'm going to tell you guys what I've heard so far, but I'd like you guys to prove me wrong/convince me I'm just being too gullible to every opinion out there.
ACAD (Alberta) - I hear good stuff, but it seems few people know about this school.
Emily Carr (BC) - "Art Farts" popping out students who fall off of the industry's map, never to be seen again. Really saddens me because I'd love to move to BC.
NSCAD (Nova Scotia) - Apparently the school is broke, and is considering merging with another school. Haven't heard anything bad about it though. I just don't want to arrive to half of the staff laid off and learn illustration from the janitors.
Sheridan (Ontario) - I keep hearing that the animation is amazing, and I even watched some of the studios first hand, but I always hear that the illustration end is incredibly lackluster.
OCAD (Ontario) - I hear loads about them not teaching any technique, short amounts of studio time, and incredibly pretentious community.
Max the Mutt (Ontario) - I've never heard any opinions on the school.
So, where shall I go? What schools can I apply to?
Thanks in advance guys, I appreciate it immensely.