I have been really interested in sound design, based on how it is a very creative type job and how much impact it has in games and movies. I have always wanted to work in the creative, artistic field ever since i was a kid, went to school at csuf for music, as a singer, got my bachelors in 2011, got a church choir job, auditioned and sung with various local opera companies, but have been feeling very constricted creatively and have been struggling in finding any stable work.
I looked at sound design as potentially something that could really help me land a stable job somewhere, hopefully in the game industry. I don't know if I am being realistic, how possible it is to land that type of job, but I would like it to be true. I feel that I always gravitate towards careers that are not known for stability, unless you are teaching, which a lot of my friends are teachers but that's never been for me, I have always been the performer, creator, not the educator.
So, i have been researching about school, programs that would give me the knowledge to get into the sound design field and help to find me work in the industry. I am not in the position to afford expensive programs at places like full sail, but i found a program from the audio institute of america, which seemed to be a successful program, for 299 dollars, to give me the tools to be an audio engineer and producer, i just wonder if it would be worth taking. I know that people don't necessarily take the school route and kind of learn on their own, but for me, I need structure, one on one time, to be in a place that has the resources to help get me in the working world. What do you guys think I should do? This is all new to me, as someone who has just been performing, singing opera, i don't have any experience yet in this field but I really want it and want to pursue and make it happen and am tired of feeling stuck where I am. This really interests me, I am just not sure what the best plan of attack should be to be successful at it.