Question by Brandon G: Education Path For Film Production!?
this is going to soind corny but my dream job when im finished school is to become a producer of films, tv shows etc…
my only question is what college/university classes should i take first?
my choices are down to:
Broadcasting – Television and Radio Arts
Film and Video Production
Pre-Media & Entertainment (i have been accepted to this course already)
the course im accepted to doesn’t really seem like the right one from what i read, so im wondering if anyone has a clue as to which is better, or at least more on the right track as a first year program because i can alway switch up to another one or go back for another year for a different course
Answer by Spendrrrella
If you’re talking about raw undergrad courses, you’ll probably need them all. Remember that a lot of what you “learn” about your job (and I’m guessing film is no different) is what you learn ON the job after you graduate. A BA degree, for instance, is simply something that shows you have time, discipline, and the focus. I’m not undermining the importance of an undergrad degree–but I want to specify that the courses you take in your field at the undergrad level aren’t as detrimental to your career, like a master’s degree is. Make sense?
I’d plan on taking all the film courses that the school allows and still end up with a use-able degree. Exposure to many different courses also shows you parts of the industry you may not have thought about (and may opt to stay in).
If you’re absolutely afraid to take more than necessary (which is sort of silly to think you “waste” courses, but i understand desire to just graduate the easiest way), then talk to your advisor about it. He/she can steer you in the right direction. If you’re still dissatisfied with their answer, you can talk to one of the film professors, and they will certainly lead you in the right path.
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