I'm the kind of guy who thinks. I like to imagine, and create images in my head. I picture scenes out when someone asks me to create something or when I'm bored. When I'm listening to Nujabes and taking a walk outside, I look at the sky or a tree, a new image forms in my head that I want to digitally paint.
That's the creative side. I hate thinking about reality, but it's a must if I want to make it out in this world. What should I learn while in college? I plan to be well rounded in many courses, but still focusing my main career on concept artist. I realized that it's VERY competitive out there, so I'd like to know. I plan to learn more on 3D, Web Developing, Photography, Graphic Design, Story writing, Illustration <on everything from vehicles, characters, to architecture) and Digital Painting. In general, all of these courses have something I can apply into my eventual career. (e.g. Lighting, color, composition, scripting functionality, etc.) Currently I'm in an IB English class, which I find deep and actually somewhat intriguing. Other than that, I loathe my other classes, but I'm still able to maintain my grades. (Before wrestling, I had a 4.0. Now it's a 3.6. Should I still stay with wrestling?)
But I wonder, what school is right for me? I don't want to end up in a greedy school where I leave with nothing. I'm currently thinking either AI Russian Hill or Academy of Art Institute, both in SF. (I live about an hour away.)
So please, help me out. I'm only a Sophomore in High school right now, and it's worrying me nuts to the point that I almost annoy my teachers with questions about college. Our guidance counselors always stress going to a UC, which I don't really want. Also, should I stay with a BFA or go for an MFA? Either way, it's the portfolio that matters when getting a job, right?
If you'd like to see my dA gallery, it is here. http://sen-kun.deviantart.com/gallery/#_featured
I know I haven't really mastered the technicalities, but I'm getting there. People have told me that I have potential.
I am open to any suggestions, and will happily do whatever I can to learn more in the art field. Thank you all.