Colleges I am looking at: Moore Colleg of Art and Design in Philly, Art Institute of California in San Diego, and the cheap of all- San Diego State Universty.
Moore has this nifty list to tell you the possibilties jobs to have if having a degree in certain areas. Here is the graphic design and illustration:
Environmental Graphic Designer
Graphic Design Teacher
Graphic Design Firm
What can I do with a BFA in ILLUSTRATION?
Illustration for Children
Greeting Card Design
Sequential Art: Animation, Comic Book Art, Storyboard Art for Television/Commercials/Movies/Animation
the bold words are the ones i am interesting in. Can't you just agree this is the best career for me?! Ofc, i wont pursue two degrees, but a major and minor would be nice. WISH ME LUCK! Oh god. I dont think I want anything else but this job. I know this job is unusual for somebody at my age (btw, i just turned 17 two or three weeks ago) and i am apparently determined to get this... but i have been thinking about this for YEARS! At first, i was thinking to be a cartoontist but I couldn't draw my own style without copying somebody else so foo it! Then somehow i found an interest in greeting cards and ads. I always make something funny then a slogan or something catchy aside the picture. They could use some humor in the ads. I am pretty creative.. i always make my own cards for my friends' birthdays or congrats cards for anything else. Although most cards i made were kind of inside jokes or personal but i am sure like 1,000 of people do understand the jokes on my cards [laughing] it doesn't hurt to try anyway. I can't wait for college to come and go by and soon I will be landed in a career. Doing something worth and getting something out of my time being used up! MONEY! MY OWN LIFE! I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT! I CONTROL MY OWN LIFE!!!!!!!! ...............quit staring.