Deciding if you should go to photography school takes more than looking at its perks. First, you will have to realize who you are, where you are coming from, and where you want to go. Looking at the outrageous amount of money you will have to spend in order to attend university, the answer should be based first and foremost on what your needs are and what the school can offer you in order to satisfy those needs. Our society is pushing the belief that college education is intrinsic to a successful career, but modern facilities and prestigious professors won’t be justified as long as they are not essential in achieving your personal goal. Once you realized that, the decision is actually not that difficult.
Do you think successful photographers studied photography at college/uni? I am having second thoughts about studying photography at college. (user: Hh via yahoo answers)
What Are Your Ambitions?
What Environment Are You Living In?
If you want to be a photographer of great ability and you don’t necessarily need to exhibit in the most famous galleries or photograph for i-D Magazine or the New York Times, then don’t go to University.