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What you guys think about 'Art Instruction Schools'? You know the correspondence courses they advertise on tv all of the time. You request info and they send you the little pamphlet art test. I was really thinkin about doin that. Any input?

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Alright Sho!!! I am the man for you on the school in question. :thumbsup:

With all do respect Geo, The Art Institute the I attend ( The Art Institute-Los Angeles ) is by far one of the best. All of my instructors are all in the industry that range from DIsney, Rhythm & Hughes, Nickleodeon, Cartoon Network, and have strong connections with all the major studios around here. I mean we are only right in the heart of the industry.
Our campus, although not quite your typical campus, is right next to Activision. I know there are a few people on here that are not to fond of AI's but from my first two years there, I have learned a lot of stuff. My only down fall is that I am taking my GE's there which is not something that I recommend. It's a bit pricey and you can get that at your local community college.
Since I have started there, everything that is taught there has been to industry standards. How do I know that they are, well, these are instructors who bring in their own work and show you how it is. Our head of department for animation is closely tied to Rhythm and Hughes who often goes to our school to see what's new and hot.
Joe Murray who is the creator of Rocko's Modern Life and Camp Lazlo has gone there to talk to us ( which I attended ) and is also a strong supporter of our school.
We are one of the only AI's that still teaches you Traditional Animation and is strongly influenced on you.
I am not in game art but one of the benefits to Media Arts and animation is that video games are going that route so I'll be able to fall into that as well.
One thing that I will tell you about this school is that it is fast paced so if you are someone that needs time to pick up on stuff, you will have a hard time keeping up as do a lot of students here do. Each quarter is 11 weeks and there is a lot squeezed in in that time. I see a lot of people leave cause they can't keep up but one thing that the teachers tell you is that you have to be able to keep up cause the industry is not that much easier.
I'll let you in on something, a lot of the students are straight out of high school that take things for granted!! They Complain a lot about the work that is expected from them but again, If you can't do it there what makes you think you can do it out on the field???
I'm there to do my thing and to achieve my goal. If i'm there to learn and become an animator then I have to discipline myself and do what I have to do to get ahead.
I'm not here to tell you that All AI's are good, No I can't say that but I will say that so far what I have learned from school has definitely pointed me in the right path to achieve my goal.
One really cool thing that this school has ( AI of California-Los Angeles ) is that we have our own production studio that is looked at by many studios. There is one for animation and one for Game.
I'll just say that you have to choose for yourself and make sure that you look into what's what and whos who. Also if it's the industry that you want to get into, wouldn't you want to be where most of the major companies are at??
So hope that I have been able to clear up some things for you and if you'd like any more info about THIS school in Los Angeles, I'll be more than happy to let you know.

Hope you make the choice that best suites you and hope to hear where you chose to go.

Good luck!!! :nice:


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Hey TotR sorry got the schools mixed up and also to who the post was going out to. My bad


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I was actually talking about the correspondence courses that you take through the mail. They send you the lesson and materials needed to complete each then you mail back the finished lesson for them to grade/review. It's just called Art Instruction Schools. Here's the site if anyone wants to check it out.

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So I just signed up for the Art Instruction Schools program. It's a correspondence course which is supposed to take roughly 2 years. It's $ 130 a month, they send you all supplies needed to complete each lesson, and your supposed to be earning college credit you can use later if you want. You just complete each lesson and mail it in to be graded. It didnt seem like a bad idea to me so I said what the hell.

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