I’M THINKING OF DOING A GRADUATE PROGRAM OR GETTING MY MFA. DO I EVEN NEED AN MFA DEGREE? WHERE DO YOU THINK IS A STRONG PLACE THAT I CAN GO?
First ask yourself: “Why do I need an MFA?” (In this industry, no one checks for school credentials; only portfolio and job experience). If you need an MFA for the degree (Perhaps you will want to teach at a college in the future) then that’s one thing. If however you simply need more time after college to develop your portfolio, then an MFA might not be the most viable source as it may not focus on targeting your work towards a job in the industry. Instead, I would recommend attending a concept art focused school for a year or two. Either way, check out the recommended resources page for a list of reputable schools.
If anyone has their own questions, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will do my best to answer them.