OPEN MIC: Film School, What Is It Good For?

Film student and GFI intern Erin Migdol brings the quarter-life crisis back into perspective

With university costs skyrocketing, jobs dwindling and Flip cams turning average videographers into YouTube sensations, film school may be becoming as outdated as the VCR.

That’s the idea a recent New York Times article explored in an effort to explain the changing job outlook for film school graduates. Apparently, as profits from home entertainment have decreased in recent years and a record number of students have entered film and media programs, low-level jobs for new graduates have become scarce—meaning an education in film no longer guarantees entry into the industry like it did before.

As a film studies major at UC Davis about a year away from facing this bleak outlook myself, of course the story got me a little worried.

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