If your film camera works now. Keep it until your class is done. I just ran into a girl a week ago asking me about how to fix a Vivitar camera because the unit she borrowed from the school broke. I told her just to bring it back before trying to fix it. They are learning tools. Almost nobody uses 35mm film anymore. And if they do its on a much higher end body with a particular reason.
So unless that camera and lens kit is so dirt cheap like $50 bucks. I wouldn't touch it.
Learn what you can from the classes you are taking. As long as you learn the techniques they are trying to show you. Even if your current camera just doesn't get it right. Its fine as long as you understand the concepts they are forcing you to use.