Over the last couple of months, I have really been considering going back to school to get a Masters degree. There are quite a few dilemmas that I have thought of. What do I go back for? Can I really work and go to school at the same time? Would I be able to succeed with an online based program and graduate? And probably the scariest one…Will getting my masters in some form of computer based art lead me to a real job opportunity or just more debt?
Right around November, I actually started looking into multiple colleges and universities that have online programs. I know for a fact I would have to do an online program because I need to work, and because I can’t see paying for room and board at this point (especially being 25 and “real” jobless). I have called and inquired about Full Sail’s Media and Design program, and have done pretty extensive research on The Academy of Art’s Graphic Design program, as well as SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) graphic design program. All three have online programs that would definitely interest me, however SCAD definitely stands alone among the others. It seems like I can get more information about what they offer and because of that I was able to print the course catalog and design a mock schedule for myself. All of the classes seem amazing and I am thinking of calling someone to get even further information. What do you guys think? Should I go for it?