Hi, Im extremly new here. The moment I found this site and then noticed threads about college and whatnot, I was so happy! I need advice on several events in my life plus questions. First I should probably explain things about myself, I Live in the Chicago area, and I wish to either go into Graphic Design, Illustration, basically something to do with cartooning or character designing ( Im unsure were that would actually be listed, illustration?)In Highshcool I was enrolled in 8 art classes and passed 2 Advanced classes in which I recieved a 3 and was granted 3 hrs in College credit, 4 years of Graphic arts, 2 advanced classes. Also in Highschool my gpa wasnt great. Now I am 20 and in my second year(still a freshman though) at a junior college and sadly I am actually not doing so great with my gen eds, mainly because I have narcolepsy and have missed a good deal of classes and in the process screwed. My gpa is extremly low, but I really want/need to go to an art school. I feel like I waisted my life away at this junior college because I wanted to wait and make a choice for an art school, etc. I know some art colleges dont really pay too much attention to gpa's, but since I went to a junior college will it affect my chances? Did I dig a horrible gaint sized grave?
I also was originally thinking of going to the American Acadamy of Art in Chicago, two years ago I was actually accepted, and then I also had a chance with The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago(the school that is everywhere in ILL, not the one connected to the Museum in Chicago). Are either of these schools worth going to? Do I have a chance being accepted here? Are there any other Colleges in the Illinois area that have good classes concerning illustration or graphic design, as well as maybe look past my gpa or Jr college situation?
Is it true that AAAC & IIAC are just art and not gen eds? Because that is what Im hoping, I have a hard time and struggle with them, but I excell with art, its all that I am good with. Are there any other schools with a cirriculem like that?
Would Illustration or Graphic Design be good choices for a carreer?
Would having logo design's that have been purchased and now used be a plus to being accepted ( I have worked for a company downtown Chicago, just made some post cards and created/sold a logo to a concrete company).
Could there possibly be a way to recieve Scholarship now at my age and situation? Could I be able to rack up enough, I have money problems as well, Im on financial aid.
Do I have any chances at anything stated? Have I possibly let anything out that could help in illustrating my situation? I may need to ask this question somewhere else, but Im just really scared about my situation at the moment and advice would great! I know that this may seem sloppy and unbalanced, Im just throwing things out of my head as I try to remember them. Thank you for reading this long long invitation to help.