If the schooling is good, it should be the way to go. People are so damn lazy when it comes to actually learning the arts. Everyone wants short cuts, nobody wants to learn actual skills, fundamentals etc. It is the same plain old immature "logic" most of us display in high school when we encounter something challenging that doesn't appear to have any immediate pracitcal use. "Why do I need to know this?". I'm not sure if it is more of a north American phenomenon or not, but I know several artists trained in Russia who can't believe what a joke things are here, even in art schools.