It certainly helped me, though I think it varies a lot from school to school. You should take a look at the student work from the school you want to apply to, that can give you a good idea of the quality of the education. Also consider what they actually teach you. My school focuses on preparing the students for a professional career within the movie and games industry, and all the teachers we have come from the industry themselves. So none of them are educated art teachers - they all have actual jobs at studios like Disney and Pixar, and know what is expected of those who wants to work at those places, so they teach the students with that in mind. That is really really valuable experience, I would say. After all, once school is over, you'll need to get a job that pays your bills, so it is important that you are prepared for that. But this is a difficult subject, and I think I will let you decide for yourself what you think is most right
Yay! *Smilie Face*; well keep it up; I hope that you keep believing in yourself, there is a sad but common trend of the REALLY talented artist becoming depressed 'easy'/'often' and I hope that you don't (for your work is really good) Click me you will feel better! ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvtxOz… ).
Thank you for the kind words and motivation, I truly appreciate it I generally have a clear goal, and an idea of how I'm going to get there, though I do of course have doubts about myself every now and then. But I won't let that stop me, as I don't think anyone should give in to doubt - instead, we should all work as hard as we can to achieve our dreams and goals