I stepped away from an art college because it was extremely overwhelming, it was super competitive and the workload left me in tons of panic attacks. I also couldn't afford the tuition. Its been awhile (cause of covid) and now im thinking of going back to community for two years to start my minor first and do my major at a 4 year at animation but im worried that i wont like the field as much as i admire it, i work a bit slower when it comes to art it brings out my best work and i want to learn more but a part of me if afraid. Does the animation industry have more cons than pros, will i enjoy working in a competitive field?
Stephanie Stephen’s Answer
That’s what happened to me is that I found I love working on car’s, but not enough to want to do it for the general public because of the stress it caused turning something I loved into something I hated.
I've recruited for creative teams, and the most important thing hiring managers will look for is the quality of work versus what degree the individual does or doesn't have.
My advice, everyone learns and progresses differently. Find a program that best allows you to succeed at the pace that is right for you.