Hello! I'm a young student who studied for animation school but had a change of heart to modeling for film/game.
I've been researching into schools in Ontario but I'm hesitant to apply since many of them either aren't taught by industry working professionals, too far away, are post-diploma courses or/and are quite expensive. I've since discovered online schools like CGMA and CG Spectrum and they seem good for what they offer with their online classrooms and teachers currently working in the industry. There's also ThinkTank Online, but I believe that's for more advanced artists?
Usually I wouldn't consider online college but I know getting a job is more reliant on your hard skills than diploma/degree, so I've considered working part time to pay and study these courses for a few years until I'm ready to apply. I understand it will be really hard (less networking options, among other downsides), but not impossible. Would really appreciate some more input here. Is this too risky?
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