I've been accepted into the 4 year college of my choice, and in August my freshman year begins.
Recently I was thinking about attending some online classes during the upcoming summer semester to better prepare myself for school when it does start up (August).
What I am mostly looking to study are Photoshop fundamentals leading into photoshop as a digital art medium, and perhaps a bit of introductory 3ds max or maya, as I will be studying Game art and Design.
I found that both Gnomon and CGMW provide classes from March until June In areas of particular interest for me. So the time frames add up quite nicely for me.
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about either school?
Do their online programs stack up well against other educational institutes?
Are there any other schools I may want to look into?
If I only take a couple of classes, will it provide any form of certificate or anything like that; will I be able to put it's education on my (eventual) resume?
I have just recently found out about these schools (I know, I'm slow on the uptake), but taking some summer classes from them seems like it can only help- and as neither seems too expensive (in comparison to most art education) and the times line up with what confines I'm working around, they seem like good choices. But am I looking at this all wrong?