“You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots… An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive.”—
Hi, just offering my two cents here: don't jump headfirst into a degree in x college because of its reputation alone. In the end it all comes down to the effort you're willing to make and whether you're prepared to keep working harder and building a strong portfolio. Be it in animation or any other field of art (I'm a Painting student outside N. America for instance!) While a degree will help you shine, it's your portfolio that matters most. Make connections! Work hard - never quit! Good luck!