I'm at the point where I need to choose a college but I'm totally torn on the art front. I'm not going to attend an art school since I also want to study CS, so I've been left wondering what sort of art education would be best for me. These are the two schools I'm choosing between, BUT general input on art education, degrees and concentrations would be very welcome. Essentially I am looking for helpful information other people may have found. OR if your an industry professional what sort of degree/program you would prefer to see/favor/find impressive on someones job application.
NYU: Gallatin School of Individualized Study
This school doesn't offer specific art courses (although it does have a few general ones on like game design and development) instead I would be taking a fews classes from the OpenArts program from NYU's Tisch college and then taking whatever Studio Art classes I can from NYU's Steinhardt college. The reason I applied for Gallatin is because there I can take classes from the other schools and thus take my CS classes from NYU's College of Arts and Sciences while taking the art classes I described above. The school doesn't offer specific majors, instead students just list a "concentration." I would be allowed to have a minor at this school.
Boston University: Double Degree College of Fine Arts/College of Arts and Sciences
The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is really impressive. They have a conservatory style program and they're an excellent art school within a major university. But, the college only offers majors in Sculpture, Painting, or Graphic Design. I wouldn't really get the chance to do a lot of digital work or any sort of 3D modeling or experience with a lot of programs. (The Graphic Design Major uses Photoshop but they work primarily with things like Branding or Poster Design, etc) So while I really like the school I don't know if it would give me the sort of experience, portfolio or learning I need to work in the industry.
I really really want to work with video games. Concept Artist would be my DREAM JOB but I would be fine working with some other aspect of art or design within the gaming industry. I realize that's a really large umbrella of jobs and positions that each require a different sort of experience. But, in general, what sort of art education would be most beneficial if I'm looking to get good jobs right out of college?
Sorry for spamming with information and being overly specific but general advice about what to focus on during art school or as I approach my career is also welcome and I think other students have similar questions on what to study or look for in arts programs so I hope any answers I get could be helpful to others (even though I've listed two very specific schools and programs)
Okay, whew, that was a lot but I'm totally torn between art schools and stuff.