Accreditation in a photography school is a key factor in determining if the school is for you. There are various schools available today, both online and locally that provide accredited learning in photography. For those looking for a degree, accreditation is a must.
Skill and equipment is necessary when learning photography, but before you head out to buy the equipment that you need, first find out what the course provides and what specific things you should look for. As far as skill goes, you may need a basic understanding of photography for advanced courses.