Nearly every photographer has arrived at a crucial moment in his or her career when the following question inevitably comes up: should I go back to school for photography? There’s a lot to be said for structured classroom learning, but is it actually worthwhile for such a creative pursuit? Let’s consider the pros and cons.
One of the greatest things that traditional classroom learning teaches you is how to learn. Discovering what information will be useful, how to absorb that information, and then how to synthesize it into a fresh idea is a big part of what a college education can provide that may be harder to self-teach.