I want to know what the future of the gaming industry appears to someone who has actually worked in the field. Better? Worse? Is a degree recommended? Is it too competitive? These are just the questions that come to mind, but the more information you could give to a 17 year old who plans to become a 3d artist, the better.
Help me out, I'm deciding on a place to go to college and I can't decide whether I should get an actual degree in Game Art or I should go for something more reliable and learn game art on the side. And if a degree in game art is recommended would it be better to go to a technology, art or general university for studies?
I've been looking at the University of Advancing Technologies but I really don't know about too many other schools. Which are the best and preferably affordable?
I know i ask a lot of questions, but I can generalize this by asking, What advice can you offer for a high school student whose dream is to make art for video games?
If anyone would like to talk to me on skype I would really appreciate it. walker.coufal