Hey MMO-champions peeps!
I'm currently in my second year of highschool and lately I've been thinking about my future career and I'm facing a big dilemma...
I just want to get this quick.I want to be an Artist,more specifically a Digital Artist.I've been doing 3D/concepts/models for over about a year now and I make ome money too.The problem is that where I live(Romania) there are no Universities that teach 3D Art/Animation,but mostly design and traditional art,and worse...there are only a few game studios out here,so getting a job would be difficult.
I want to go to UK after finishing highschool,but in order to study there I need....MONEY!It would take years,even with my current monthly income to get money and money from my parents to study there.I considered a second plan,following my career as a programmer,if that doesn't work.
I consider myself good in both branches.I'm one of the best programmers in my class,same goes for art.I know C# and C++ and I'm doing very well on the art-side aswell,the only difference is that I spend more time on improving my art skills,rather than my programming.
I want to make a decision in the upcoming months as I don't want to spend 3 years improving my art skills and then becoming a programmer.As a programmer,I wouldn't need to leave my country and I could get a decent job,but if I want to follow the other option...leaving the country is necessary.
I'm looking for some advice,maybe there are programmers and artists on this forum