My sisters are both in Masters programs right now; they've been lucky and don't have much in the form of loans because they've had excellent and prestigious scholarships given to them. And they'll both be done schooling next year and then no more school, which suits them fine since six years of study (four for their Bachelors, two for their Masters) is quite a bit. One of them will have an excellent paying job (speech pathologists earn a lot ) and the other, well, it kind of depends on what goes on in the classical music world. No one ever said being a professional horn player was easy. I'm not entirely sure what I'll do once I have my BFA. I could technically go out and try to work in the field, but the theatre industry is notoriously difficult and wibbly-wobbly - and the more credentials you have, the better, since most people don't make it by getting randomly pulled off a busy Toronto street and asked to be in a movie or something. I might do a one year diploma program at an acting college, but I also want to see if I can get into NTS, either the English or the French side (yay for being bilingual! ). There's also a lot of schools abroad that I want to apply for (mostly ones in Britain), but my chances of getting in are ridiculously slim. Oh, acting is a silly, silly, silly impossible profession. Hi, unemployment, let's be best friends!