Fredrik Renander , Feb 22, 2003; 04:43 p.m.
My experience is that education doesn't matter much when looking for a job as a PJ. If you can learn things and develope your skills while attending a program, thats good! But education just for the sake of it is no good idea. You can also improve very well without spending ten thousands of dollars on a school.
You will make a bigger impression on an employer with a good portfolio than a diploma of some sort. What counts is your portfolio, your earlier experiences and how they feel about you. Thats what I believe. I just landed a pretty good PJ job and I have 0 hours of education. They didn't even ask about it.
Attend a program if you believe it will give you something you can't get otherwise. Or if you don't have the drive to push yourself if there are no people around telling you what to do. But don't expect that a degree alone will make the employers line up to offer you a job.