Thanks for your reply.
I probably won't be attending school for another year because I am still concidered to be out of state, haven't lived in CA for a year yet.
Certificates just apear to be cheaper. My parents do not plan on helping me at all with school and I really do not want to take out a loan. I do not know what to do. You are most probably right though as far as needing a degree if I do not plan to enter the job world yet.
I guess I will wait until I have been here a year and see how the gaming/art industry is going.
In heaven all the interesting people are missing.