Im a senior in high school and have gotten accepted to a few schools in the north east and am pretty late to realize( my family included) that I can't afford the dream school I wanted, Champlain College, its just so expensive for what it is. But they have a pretty good creative media/film making major which is what I am really interested in and have a passion for. I have options, community college then go there, etc. But what about the Art Institutes? There is one in Boston that has a Digital film making major which looks very appealing but as a "chain college" is it looked upon as a shitty school in the industry? I also haven't thrown out the idea to just live life for one year, get an internship at a local media company and go from there.
Im in Vermont BTW