Hey guys. I'm 25 turning 26 soon and I know it's never too late for anything (hopefully). I already have a 4 year degree and also tried going back for nursing. It's sad because most of things I've done I did because I've been pressured to. I've been doing art my whole life but fell under the pressure of "you should do something that will get you a good job." Of course I was young so what else could I do but listen to my parents since I was dependent on them anyway. I'm a CNA right now and I don't enjoy it one bit. After trying nursing school and failing I realize I should be working hard for something I actually want to do, not for something I don't care about. I've thought about going to art school for a while.
I want to do storybording. My whole life has consisted of me drawing stories and communicating through them. I feel like storyboarding is for me but I'm in such a predicament... I'm thinking about the debt I'll be in. I live in Minnesota and in the twin cities area. The only school around here that seems appealing and good is MCAD and of course (like any art school), it is expensive. I want to major in Illustration because I feel that's what I'll like. There are several graphic design programs that aren't super spendy but I don't feel quite a passion in that area? And even though I've done art my whole life I don't feel I know anything professionally and feel very uneducated in the art field.
I've thought about other things I could do to train myself and get my foot in the door without school but there is basically nothing here in MN. I've looked up scholarships and grants but for most I don't apply (especially grants)... Networking, building professionalism, gaining professional critiques, internshipping... all which I can find at MCAD... which is super important... I don't know what to do. I want to finally follow my dreams, I'm willing to work hard (because I already have for something I don't care about). What should I do? Age is not my problem. My only problem is money... but I'm willing to go through school again if it's for my dreams. I just want to know if it's worth it... or if there are other options for what I want to do.
And yes! I draw everyday and every time I get. Art is something I am really serious about. Sorry this is so long :0