I'm going to graduate from high school in a few weeks. Unfortunately, I very recently decided that I'd rather work doing what I love than base my job off of money/security/whatever. I can see a few reasonable paths to reaching that goal, but I need some advice on which choice is best:
a) Go to some in-state university for its art program. I'll have full tuition and books for any public school in Alabama for four years, but I haven't heard of any particularly good art departments here.
b) Go to a great art school somewhere else and pay the entire ~$40k/yr on my own.
c) Go through a single enlistment in the military so I can get $1200/month for school after I get out plus any other savings from that period. I've considered going with the Navy so I can possibly see the world a bit and focus on art during my free time.
I'm really having a hard time deciding on my own, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I scored a 30 on my ACT and my GPA is something over 3.5 - would these help much for scholarships at an art school?