Question by Cody: Can I study both Drawing and Film making, and possibly writing at the same time?
I want to continue my education in the field of Art, Drawing being my strongest skill, but I am seriously interested in Film. My question is: Can I go to college and study drawing, writing, AND film making? What kind of courses or degrees should I or do I have to consider? Do I just work on a BFA in Fine Arts while taking some writing classes and then work on getting into film school?
Answer by koodra
I like your plan- get BFA, then Film School.
You can get a custom made- for-you program and study what you want.
You can accomplish all three if you talk to the right people at the BFA office in your prospective college.
Then a masters in film?
Most BFA programs ask you to study several different kinds of art- some accept film as that , others do not- its like competing groups. Just do some detective work.
take a look at NY University and how they divide these departments.
I looked up various universities on google
“BFA course requirements”
and you can see how each university has a theme of how they want you to take the classes to acheive your BFA.
Another google search for
Universities film departments
gave this page and….
the film school at NYU ‘s page came up too
be careful that you get a “real school” by checking their accreditations.
Where are you going to go?
Is it nearby?
or can you go anywhere?
Narrow it down to a few schools
find their website and get to know what they expect and how they “count” your credits and what they expect.
Then, you can call their BFA offices, talk to someone and get a recruitment counselor or a student advisor to give you some answers about their college.
You can work it out- wht YOU want- if you pick the right school- and there is no way to know that without calling- after you are acquainted with their requirements.
These counselors and advisors are paid to answer and help.
ARe you near Austin?
That town is very competitive in film.
Your Drawing skills will help you more than anything to prepare to for film.
While working on your BFA you will be required to take some writing classes. and maybe other classes that you don’t want to take-depending on the school.
this link gives the top ten fine arts schools
– go through them, if interested, go to their home page and find the Fine arts department, get a number and call.
Emails are good, too, but you have some specific questions about
what sequence the classes you need to graduate are presented.
Like I said, advisors are there to answer your questions.
If you don’t have a plan of sequence for classes, you may come up too short.
College can be fun if you plan it, like you are asking.
After you talk to a few people, you will get the picture and be able to make the best choices.
I hope you check out New York University.
You will do great
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