Sorry for the late post, I just hope you didn't decide to go to AIC! The school sucks, the teachers suck, and if you're majoring in computer animation, the dept chair sucks as well. Almost every art instructor there can only say negative things about peoples' work and give zero constructive criticism. My life drawing instructor would literally walk around the room, pick up a student's drawing and show the class, saying, "This is the WRONG way to do it, people." Then he'd hand it back and say, "that sucks, do it over." Nothing about WHAT the student did wrong, or how to improve it.
There were two good teachers there, but I heard one left because the school was going to make him get a masters in art in order to be able to teach. The guy had been working in 3d since the 80's and had started learning Max since it was in DOS. The school seems to think that teachers with masters degrees are better for students than those with real-world experience.
One last time, do NOT go to AIC. Horrible!
If I ventured in the slipstream between the viaducts of your dreams
Where immobile steel rims crack and the ditch in the back roads stop
Could you find me? - Van Morrison, "Astral Weeks"