Originally Posted by noseoil
I think it's best for you to make connections with the outside world while you're in school and try to see what the benefits are that you're having right now. And then decide what you want to do when you get out.
Schools are nothing more than being institutions of providing materials. If you want to be a shooter, you go out or stay in your studio and shoot what you want to shoot. If you want to be a good printer, you need a lab/darkroom you have total control of.
There can be many choices, but it's up to you to decide which one you want and how you start to live with it. And ultimately you will be teaching yourself.