Screenwriting Path Question
I am asking a question for my son who is about to start college. He wants to be a screenwriter. He has been accepted to the Screenwriting major at Chapman University and to UC Berkeley's Film major. Obviously, the Chapman degree is more appropriate.
However, he was in a program in high school called middle college, which has enabled him to complete the first two years of college (basically an A.A. degree) by his senior year. However, this only applies to UC schools - Chapman would only allow about one semester's worth of transfer.
So, my question is this: should he go to Cal, get his Film degree in two years, and then go to Chapman for two years to get an MFA in Screenwriting, or go to Chapman for 3.5 years and get the B.A.? This, of course, assumes he can get accepted into the MFA program after graduation, but let's assume that. Also, the Cal/Chapman path would cost about 30% less.
Any input would be appreciated.