Sure the animation coudl be less choppy, but I think the silence actually SUITs it@ ;)
Your art style is pretty cool, but since you're an art student it makes sense. You definitely need sound, the transitions are terrible without any sound at all. Also, don't tween all the time, it is pretty useful but it cools odd sometimes, especially with the tentacles and stuff, cause they don't move in straight lines, and even if you break it up into little and little and little pieces it still wouldn't look like Frame by Frame (FBF) drawing. It loops too, but all people get better with time, so I'll wait for your next work.
well, better than many first attempts i've seen
at some point the art style reminded me of van gogh
better than other things i've seen, good luck with your digital art class
it good but here is the things you need to know:
it NEED a prelaoder
and dont forget that it animation it not only moving images but changing them too for example at begining the guy with his long hair you just move the image of his hair change it so we can see taht it move in the wind