I've decided that I want to go to art school once my husband is finished with his Electrical Engineering degree, which will be in another two years. On the plus side, that gives me plenty of time to work on a portfolio, properly research potential schools, and save money (working tech support atm).
The problem is that I can't seem to decide on a program, let alone a school. At first I was gunning for Graphic Design, but I really like to draw/paint/color and I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to do enough of that in Graphic Design. If I go with Illustration though I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to get enough software training/web design experience to be able to use in the real world.
I've been looking at the York/Sheridan bachelor of design and lurking the Sherdian thread a lot and I'm leaning towards them but still not sure. I was looking at NSCAD for awhile but their technology department seems pretty lacking. Does anyone have any advice on how to figure this out? I'm living in New Brunswick now and figure that I'll end up moving out west... I'd prefer not to have to go any further than Ontario. Any suggestions would be *greatly* appreciated!
UPDATE: I've been looking at schools closer to home as well and just found out that the NB College of Craft & Design has a new Graphic Design program. It's only 2 years and significantly cheaper... I'm just worried about the reputation since it's so new. It's all about the portfolio and knowledge you have when you finish, right?