The Case for Film School: 6 Reasons to Consider Enrolling

Why one of the longest-serving film school deans in the U.S. thinks you should consider signing up.

[Editor's Note: No Film School asked Bob Bassett to contribute this post because of his position as Founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. The views expressed herein belong to the author.]

Why go to film school? Given the ever-growing number of resources online offering lessons and advice—including this site!—I know why people ask this question all the time. Film school is expensive. And it takes a huge time commitment that puts other things on hold. But there are some truly compelling reasons to enroll because the preparation for a career in film you will get by going to film school cannot be matched in any other way.

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