Yeah but I'm kinda conflicted. I want to ask people who may have experience in these types of places since I don't have friends in college or uni. Is it bad to have opinions from people who has had experience? :'D
I know it's sudden but this is a faster way other than noting all the famous artists out there like Koday, Griffsnuff and whatnot about their experiences XD I'm not the kind to talk on the phone either to, I dunno, a help center? :'D I need opinions, even though I'm going to end up disagreeing with some Cx
That really all depends on what you think you can handle, and where you go. There are some colleges that have vastly superior art programs then any University and still give you the same thing going to University will, though there are only a few of those. I've now gone from a University to a college and I don't find the course load any less, in fact it's more then it was when I was at University. But that's also because of the program I'm going into.
I would seriously look at your options close, and over Canada, and see what is the best fit for you.
I go to a University primarily for Engineering and Science/Math. If you're going into any type of Engineering...well, I'm sure you've already heard stories of how difficult it is x'D They're not lying. I have a lot of friends in different fields (software, mechanical, robotics, nanotech etc...).
If yours is any similar to mine, be prepared for a lot of work. I mean a lot. Those programs aren't easy anywhere, whether it's North America or Europe or Asia or what have you. And really, really, long school days (10+ hours a day). I'm not saying this to scare you, I'm saying this because it's not an easy major by any means and you should know what you're getting into before you make a life altering decision.
Choosing to go that route, I can almost guarantee you your art will have to sit on the back-burner like mine. University is hella more fast paced than College, so you'll have to work hard to make sure you don't fall behind. And falling behind is literally the easiest thing to do in Uni orz... ;_; I should know//shot I'm a second year Science major- it's still difficult as fuck, don't get me wrong, but it's not on the level of difficulty as the Engineers.
Also you'll have to take a lot of Calculus, Physics, and maaaaybe Chemistry? I'm not sure how it works over there, but here all the Eng's have to take at least 1 or 2 chem courses in first year xD
It's a monumental time commitment. It's a lot of theory, math, application, problem solving. And of course, programming since that would be your specialty.
I can only speak from what I hear from my friends. I have no idea how useful that information is to you :'v
Like...if you manage your time super well, you can still have time for drawing and hanging out and stuff. But, I'm not going to lie to you, you're going to be swamped with work all the freaking time.
If you like more application and hands-on, I would say College would be better. University is more intense theory, time management, and some hands on as well (most likely in the form of labs).
I have a strong love for art, my friends told me art is a lot better in College. But I'm also a little interested in programming, which is University's specialty. My parents also want me to get into Computer engineering first because they don't want to see me fail to get a job as an animator, artist and whatnot.
My dad is an computer engineer, programming apps and finding bugs and what not. He also has art has a hobby... I don't know what to get myself into...
I don't know why I'm asking you guys but I figured there would be some people here that would have the same problem, since I don't have a lot of people to ask in real life XD Just thinking....