After signing my graduation "release" forms last week, I got to really thinking about the future (not that I am not constantly planning, but maybe taking it a bit more seriously than normal). As someone who waited a fair-share of years to go to college, I am ecstatic about having a degree. Some might say, especially for games, that art school is not required, and while I agree overall with the statement (as I have seen some incredible artists out there without degrees in computer art) there is no denying the amount of prep it gives for the non-talent side of the job. Things like keeping a deadline, or networking, or the power of the critique. The classes I thought I would dread, writing and literature, have come to be the most important classes I have ever taken.
I am incredibly thankful to have had this opportunity, and embraced every minute of it. Now, to get through thesis and move on to conquer the world..