I'm 1 year from finishing my bachelor's in mechanical engineering. However, it's only now dawned on me that this might not be the best major for me. I currently go to USC, and have worked all my life trying to excel in math and science, putting my passion for art on the side. I took a couple 3d animation classes and have done fairly well (not exceptional) but I feel like I'll live a life of regret if I never at least try and go down the art road.
I've decided to finish my engineering degree, but I'm looking for affordable but quality options for 3d animation afterward. USC does have a pretty good animation school, but aside from the possibility of not even being accepted into it, $40,000/year after 4 years there is tough to swallow (I've depended largely on scholarships thus far). Most online searches end up with online schools like ITT Tech and Westwood, which I'd like to avoid if necessary, so I was wondering if any of you could offer advice on which schools I should be looking at, or any other options I could consider. Thanks!