Ok, I'm new, and I know this is sort of a common question, but I'm not finding the info that's specific to me, so I need to ask this.
I am currently attending the Art Institute of Colorado for Media Arts and Animation, and let's just say I've become disillusioned by the school pld: . I realise now why alot of people seem to dog on them here, especially since none of my credits will transfer... so I am looking to get out. This school is no longer really wanting to do anything 2d, I've heard rumor that they're even thinking about lowering the 2d animation classes to two classes, so now I want out.
I want a school that can let me focus specifically on 2d animation. So far, here in Denver (which is where I would like to stay), I've only found RMCAD (Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design). I've heard from some of you that CalArt is the best for what I'm looking for, but I'm not sure what requirements I will need (I'm in a rush, let's just say, so I'm trying to make my decision quickly but as informed as possible) besides a portoflio. Off the top, does anyone know GPA requirements? I had a abissmal 1.73 in high school and a more lovely 2.7 in Community College. I'm thinking if I have to wait for them for a while I could go back to Community college and finish up my associates to keep financial aid off my back...
I'd preffer, as I mentioned, to stay here in Denver. I love it here... however career comes first, and I'll move out if I have to. I'd preffer a nice dry place somewhere here in the midwest/west, and of course, affordable to live reasonably. But, regardless, the school is the most important thing. If anyone knows any good schools in this area, all the help would be appreciated.