I am sorta of a beginner / intermediate character artist and I really wanted to study on something that would improve my skills.
I studied for 3 years on a videogame course, and honestly it was...really not good. There weren't a lot of options in my country (Portugal), and it was a very "experimental" course at the time (it was like the 2nd year of its existence, the structure was terrible with some really awful teachers, it's much better now, but still), and I feel that I learned almost nothing that I wanted, most of what I learned was really online from YouTube videos. I kind of did not do a lot of research before going (I was very naive at the time, so I just rushed at whatever seemed the most interesting), so now I am VERY reluctant on choosing where to learn more.
From the research I did, I found that the best choice considering my budget would be the "Universal Arts School" in Spain, Valencia, they have a dual masters on sculpting extreme and videogame arts, but I really don't want to to through the situacion I already went through, so I am unsure if that would be the best choice. Studying physically at an university would be my preference, but since I can't study at the best schools (since they are REALLY expensive), I looked around at some online courses.
CG Spectrum seems to be very highgly regarded as having some of the best courses online, with cgmasteracademy seeming to also being a good alternative, having its' modules more seperate. I can afford these websites for like a course or two, even though they can be quite expensive (but really not as much as going to a physical university).
I'm not really sure about places like udemy, 3d motive, Lynda and plusarlight? I have some understanding of the tools I have (zbrush, blender, substance painter and maya), so I'm not sure if those websites could offer the knowledge I seek to improve my skills.
3D character creation is really what I want to focus on, more specifically for Videogames. I have a basic understanding of how to sculpt, I bought a couple of anatomy classes from gumroad, and even joined the Shane Olson's Character Workshop. (It could always be the case that I also am missing more practice, then the need for higher education, which is another fear that I have, but I suppose that is probably not really relevant here).
I apologize if these kinds of threads are done to death. I have read the pinned threads, and the majority of them refer to posts from around 2010-2015, things are quite different ever since then so I just kind of want some more recent info about this.
I also apologize for any grammar errors in this post.