Nearing the end of school in London, I've reached a crossroads in my life. I want to get into the art industry (computer games design, character design, 3D, etc), but yet have had very little advice - and literally no good advice - on where to go/what to study/What to train in. I've researched a proverbial Smorgasbord of Art courses for several months (ranging from illustration and fine art, to new and untested courses such as computer games design), all to end up feeling only frustrated, confused and hungry.
What I really, really could use is some advice from people from within the industry. Or anyone else who is embarking on higher education. Ideally, everyone who reads this post would take one minute of his or her time to input here.
In a nutshell: If you could post your educational background (and preferably - how vital it was/is to you becoming the artist you are) it would be of unmeasurable help to me.
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