Ok, I'm going to try and get a few things clear off the bat... Sorry if this is supposed to be in the "schools" section of the forums, but I thought that that was for the schools, and not the absance of one.
I was sitting at my desk drolling over some application papers, when it dawned on me that I can't even pay the $650 application fee...student loans wont give me enoughf, scholorship money, includeing fafsa will only get me about 8k...I need 10 times that.
In as much positive light as I can muster, this may be one of the greatest things to happen to me. Its a real motovator to take my learning into my own hands, and get serious with myself, and my planned profession, but with that there are questions that seriousley need to be aswerd.
(for the record, I want to be a game designer, and yes, I am compleatley aware of how hard, and demanding it is, and I am so looking forward to it! )
1) If I really can't go to collage...what is my best alternative? I have an apartment that is actually pretty close to some studio in texas...I think It was "turbine" or something...(wow, I feel like a ditz becuase I can't remember!) I'm talking about internships here...My 3d modeling....isn't anything close to "next gen", and I don't have anything to offer with my "art", witch brings me to my next delimma.
2) "How good do I have to be?" what kind of bars are out there that I need to beat? (to get an intern, entry level job posistion) Do I have to be as good, or better than most of you guys? Is the majority of quality that I see here on the forums going to be the sort of thing I am going to have to expect to compeat with?
On a Good note, I am a member of the Enviormental And Spacial Technology lab...its a program that spans 5 states, and is designed to teach students to be self directed, and self motovated, after being in the program for 3 1/2 years, I can say that I most definitley can solve most problems that you can thow at me (but is that even something studios look for?) Ie, do they even care? what do theese people care about? Are they going to dismiss me just because I haven't been to collage?
3) If I can't get an internship, and have to go strait for a job, what do I need to be able to do to really catch thier eye, and convince them I'm worth investing in for a few years as an employee? A mind blowing portfoilo? "Good enoughf 3d modles"...really good at getting the coffie orders right?
I know the pipe dream phase is the easy part, and this is were it seperates the boys from the men...but I'm still just as determined at ever!
I mean, maybe I can just go through the courses catalog, and pick a few out, and take 3 main classes, and run with those...later, like....5 years from now...