Every year, we feature a “Film Education” section in our summer issue, in which we dive into the perennial questions surrounding film school: How do you get the most out of it, what will it cost you, and once you’ve graduated… what next?

With special emphasis this year on that last topic, we spoke to a roundtable of representatives from various institutions, asked some famous alumni to share their stories… and put together the following flowchart. May it provide some guidance in a time of need (i.e. your post-graduation, Cheetos-and-videogames funk). MM


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This flowchart appears in MovieMaker‘s Summer 2016 issue, on newsstands July 19, 2016. Illustration by Arielle Gamble.