I've been thinking a lot lately about going back to school. Which is HUGE for me bc I hate it so much. I barely got by all through grade school and high school. And even spent my first year of college just drinking and partying all day and night. It wasn't until I went to a university where I started to take it seriously. I felt great about myself and really thought I was going to get this great job once I got my degree. It never happened. The only jobs I could get were waitressing and working at Wal-Mart. I felt like a complete looser for wasting 2 years at college and working so hard to get nothing. I just think about all the money I spent and am currently still paying off for something I'll NEVER use. Especially since I'm a SAHM.
But I've been introduced into photography and I really started getting into it once I was no longer working. And I want to go back to school for it. There are classes offered about 40mins from where I'll be moving and I looked the course over and it is actually focused on photography. I've looked into it once before at the college I got my first degree at and it was hardly photography focused. 80% of it was random classes that were mandatory. Like 4 semesters of foreign language. Umm I didn't even need that for my degree and it was in Business Management. But seeing this other school and what it has to offer seriously has me excited and wanting to sign up like RIGHT now for it. I just have to talk things over with my husband since he will be the one paying for it. But thinking about everything I could learn and how far it will get me has me excited. I already have a decent fan base but if I could be 10times better than I am currently, that would be awesome and since I'll be moving from a town who's population is 7k to one that is 117,825 i have a bigger future client base and more people that i'll have to impress.
If you're able to afford it without putting yourself under financial strain-- go for it.
But-- as someone with a degree in Fine Arts-- it really is useless in terms of jobs and pay. <3 My two cents!
So, for experience, and if you can learn from it without it crushing your creativity, woo!