Pros: More of a head start in life, challenging, future monetary prospects
Cons: Life-encompassing work, high levels of stress, overly competitive
Pratt (or some other art school)
Pros: Varied, challenging, new venues in graphics opening every day, expressive
Cons: Less monetarily stable than most occupations, sporadic work
My gut says to go with art school, even though law school might be a more lucrative choice. I know I wanted to be a judge and all, but putting time into doing that would kill any free time I might want for recreation and hobbies (like art). Also I've had a lot of new inspiration working in Professor Giusti's 3D Design class, and I want to try and work with her on future projects.
I want to be creative. I feel good when I make things. But at the same time, I don't want to live my life on the lower end of the salary spectrum. Am I making the right choice? I know some people I know would be disappointed if I didn't go to law school, but people my age change their minds all the time about this kind of thing. I'm just reaching a point where I have to make a decision one way or another, and I certainly don't want to get bogged down doing clerical work my whole life.
I could use some serious advice right now.