Originally Posted by jOe~
Agree completely--it looks exactly like good MFA work, but like you said:"he will get more from his MFA program with a good exit strategy. " Call it a plan, or goal, or exit strategy, it was absent from his BFA experience.
True, but I also expect it is absent from the goals of many undergrads. The twixter generation tends to see college as something to do BEFORE they consider a future career. Of course it is easy to criticize - to question the levels of rigor in high schools or scold coddling parents - but the simple lack of jobs is the obvious culprit.