Got a Media Arts degree from the University of South Carolina (would have preferred going to a dedicated photo school but was not a choice at the time). I took many photo courses, even many digital courses in photoshop *gasp. I hated all the non traditional photo courses we were forced to take and did poorly in them, got high marks in the photo courses (I seem to only do well if I am passionate about something). My main photo instructor was Gene Crediford, and he was a blast, a true old school photog if you ever saw one. I sure wish I could catch up with him but no idea where he has gone to or if he is even still alive..