Originally Posted by Osbar
Ok. So if I understand a little...
I'll be better if I just keep teaching myself through video tutorials, books and practicing in my home studio rather than paying for some online courses?
Maybe investing in my own gear would be better and offering something that the studio needs in exchange would be helpful.
Well, not necessarily. I was just saying that when it comes to finding an INTERNSHIP, formal education won't do much to help you. However, having a formal education can be a tremendous help. A professional teaching a class can offer you ideas and ways of thinking that you would be hard pressed to find in a YouTube tutorial. I almost decided not to pursue a formal education but chose to anyways, and I do not regret it a bit.