Question by blahh: Is a degree in communications with a concentration in media production as good as a degree in film studies?
I’d like to go to grad school to get an MFA in film studies and one day teach film at the college level.
The college I’m at now only has a BA in Communications with a concentration in Media Production.
It requires basically all the same courses as the college I was thinking of transferring to, which had a Film Studies major, except the film history classes. As far as production classes (like “videography and lighting” and “audio production”) it has basically all the same ones.
Both schools are of equal prestige, they’re just regular old state schools. Would it look better to film schools to have an actual Film Studies degree or a Communications degree with a concentration in Media Production?
Most film schools don’t require you to have a film degree, just a portfolio showing your work. And a lot of the film professors I’ve read about have undergrad degrees in things like English and Communications.
But will the communications degree lower my chances of grad school or a potential college teaching career?
Answer by ♫ Mad Luv ♫
i say get both! but start with communications as you can branch out to more “opportunities” if you feel a need to do that!
then go into film studies! as a major focas after you get the one degree!
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