I have two options to choose from when it comes to starting the program. I can begin Class 1 on September 29th or I can take a prep workshop on the animation program Maya. Taking the workshop pushes my start date back until late January. I want to get started ASAP, but a getting comfortable with this new complex program such as Maya could save me lots of time and headaches down the road. I'm not sure what I'll do. I guess it just depends on what they'll be teaching and the cost. I have access to Maya training now. So, I might start learning it at my own pace now so that I can finish AM 3 months earlier.