If you truly love and have a passion for art, music, games, fashion, design, you name it! then the Academy is the way to go. For one, they start you from the ground up. Even if you may already know some, you may not know everything. Trust me playing piano for years and already knowing harmony and theory I thought I knew it all, but coming to the Academy allowed me to realize that there is so more much to learn, and it only made me appreciate music more! Secondly, the Academy resources are, well awesome! they give you free software programs such as the adobe cloud, and they provide labs that have everything you will need for your classes and homework. Its professional software and always up to date. The Academy really helps keep up with this changing world! Lastly, the Academy gives you a wide variety of options and choice for you within your field. I am a music major and I first started off thinking I wanted to be a composer. Though that is still the case, I now know there is so much more possibilities! I can be a music editor, sound designer, recording artist, audio engineer, and music supervisor, and that's just some of the things I have learned! Not only does the Academy help you with your career path by putting you in the classes that will help you, but they also give you knowledge in each different areas within your field so when you graduate, you not only have knowledge in one specific area, but in many! Talk about a well rounded resume!