I don’t know much about degree programs that lead to a career in drawing comics or drawing graphic novels. But one thing I do no intimately is that taking classes isn’t a bad thing. Getting into debt taking classes is always a bad thing, unless you are becoming a patent attorney or an M.D.
Nonetheless these videos are worth a look. I might look further into this and find out if it is a sign of something mentioned in the first written piece about C2E2—is this sort of art gaining acceptance in fine art circles? Westwood might not be in the middle of that circle but the Art Institute certainly is. If I get inspired maybe I will look into a larger piece on this and maybe on what the average illustrator makes and how much you want to spend on the path to that career.
Wow, this is kind of a downer of a written bit. I wish I could draw, I would make a smiley face or something.