Grad School Diary #7
This will be especially troubling, because they're program is the one that I found most interesting. Agh. What is a boy to do. Well I'll go, see what I think, probably love it, and then have a real decision on my hands when I get back. It would be a slightly different story if they were going to pay for the schooling as well, but I don't know if that kind of aid is available for MFAs.
Right now, getting my MFA seems like a luxury, and not a necessity - rather, I don't feel like getting my MFA will necessarily improve my chances of getting work when I graduate. I go to school 3 years, do a showcase, hope I get an agent, and if I don't, then I'm pretty much in the same spot I am right now. So why go to grad school? Especially when the other option is to move to LA, use my referrals to get a commercial agent right away, get a legit agent based on my reel and the body of work I've amassed, and hustle for a part-time assistant job to a producer or writer. That feels like real progress to me.
What do I do!?!
-- Shawn Dempewolff