I am a junior at a liberal arts college perusing a degree in fine arts. When I started school, I decided to go with art because it was something I've always been into, and I really wanted to become an illustrator, or do something along those lines. I've gotten really "good" at traditional drawing and am working on my painting skills, but I learn very little form the teachers and classes, and have found more valuable information in books and on the internet. My professors are extremely nice and most of them see where Im coming from, but they have no clue as to helping me peruse my dreams. My professors tell me that I should probably transfer and try to get into a program that is suited to what I am looking for. I've already invested 2.5 years at this school (which is in my home town) and think if I move all that I have done here would be for nothing, and I will be far from the people I know and all of that seems frightening. Also, I am now 21 and think that to start over now would just not be good. I don't know, I guess I'm seeking advice form people who have been in this situation before in hopes I can make a decision based on their stories.