Date: Jul 26 2004 Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time) Having an MFA degree helped me -from- getting laid off when everybody else in my department was. Education (no matter what school you go to) is primarily self teaching / learning. The school can only provide the tools. If you think you are not getting something from the school; ask. I was a workaholic in school from worrying too much about grades. What I should have done was explore Memphis more. I recommend everybody go to MCA. If you do the work; you will succeed. It may be hell, but it will be worth it.