Am I making the right college decision?

Discussion in 'Education and Career Development' started by Andy Haefner, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. TuckerD

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    Sorry I haven't responded to anyone here! And I want to say, thank you all so much! It amazes me how complete strangers can offer such helpful advice... @TuckerD I decided to go with an Electrical Engineering Major, and take classes I want to to gain knowledge in tech theatre on the side of that. I recently received my application for membership with IATSE local 10 after working my required calls for evaluation, and I plan to continue that work as well as work at non-union houses throughout college. Hopefully once I'm out I can find a job at a major theatre product company such as ETC and continue doing what I really love (in the field work) with an IATSE local or something similar. Again thank you all so much for the advice.
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    Andy Haefner
     
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    I'm late to this discussion, but I have to at least weight in on one thing...

    I teach at a BA theatre program, and I COMPLETELY AND WHOLEHEARTEDLY DISAGREE with anyone who thinks that a BA is pointless, offers few skills, or doesn't connect students to the professional world. I teach at a small school in Ohio (i.e. not the cultural mecca of the world), but we bring in guest directors from Chicago, Boston and New York, take students on job-shadowing trips to Chicago, bring in guest artists for workshops, and Skype in artists from around the country for Q&A sessions.

    To categorically declare BA programs as inferior to BFAs is simply unfair. Each type of degree caters to a different type of student and a different type of learner, and both have value.
     
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