Question by lightning27: Which of the these three would be a great minor for a film major?
I am a sophomore film major at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. I am also into math and anything involving computers, and I was very strong in math back in high school. I don’t want to let these other interests go to waste.
Which of the these is the best minor to go along with my film major? I want to know what looks good when I apply for jobs, especially in film/TV production.
* Computer Science (4 courses)
* Mathematics (4 courses, already fulfilled one by getting a 5 on the AP Calc AB exam)
* Joint Minor in Mathematics and Computer Science (4 courses: 2 in math with one already fulfilled by AP credits, and 2 in computer science)
I’d go for the joint minor, but don’t joint minors usually have disadvantages? This sounds silly, I know, but I’m just wondering. I’d appreciate your help.
NYU DOES offer joint minors.
I already fulfilled a minor in producing thanks to the film department. I just thought I’d get a second minor that could be fulfilled by Tisch’s general education requirements.
Answer by Maggie
1) you should know better than to think you can get joint minors.
2) you should know better than to think a minor offers you enough expertise so as to benefit you in the job market later.
3) a math minor, or major, is totally worthless………. unless you’re going to be a teacher, and then you should know you’d need a teaching degree.
4) it appears you haven’t thought this out very well, or talked to anyone in the counseling office – as they would have warned you that you just can’t go making up degree (major or minor) degree paths
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