everyone always wants it quick and cheap. You would be better off to get a well rounded education. Go for a liberal arts education and major in visual arts with a specialty in computer generated graphics.
This will give you the background necessary to fit in socially with others in the field. as well as give you many networking opportunities that may pay off hugely in the future.
I agree with you, but sometimes it's just not possible to fit in a normal education schedule in your life. I have 2 children for whom I stay home at the moment, and if I ever get the chance to study in the US they will have to come with me, but then my hubby would have to stay home to take care of them.
If I would have been a single mom no way I would have been able to get a normal education, simply because someone has to take care of my kids.
I'm 24 and my children were both planned, but sometimes things just can't be planned!