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dwest2419:

Hi guys? As some of you may know that my mom wants me to go to school for music. But I have found out some terrible news that my college doesn't offer. The college that I attend doesn't offer a major where it gets you into the music industry as a musician. And in most cases you have to be at the right time and at the right place. So here is what I found out about the arts of associates degree of fine arts and humanities

DEGREE: ASSOCIATE OF ARTS
DIVISION: ARTS AND HUMANITIES

The Associate of Arts degree in Performance and Media Arts offers concentrations in Theatre Arts, Speech Communication, Television Production, Print/Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. The curricula in all five concentrations are integrated to provide an interrelated performance and media arts education. All five concentrations are designed for transfer to four-year institutions. Only one concentration may be used for a degree.

Print/Broadcast Journalism Concentration
 The Print/Broadcast Journalism concentration focuses on building good writing and reporting skills combined with practical experience in newspaper editing and advanced reporting on the student newspaper, The Dolphin, as well as internships in print or broadcast journalism settings. This concentration prepares students for a variety of opportunities in any field that requires strong writing skills: public relations, print (newspapers and magazines), broadcasting (radio and television), advertising, or business and technical writing.

Public Relations Concentration
 The Public Relations Concentration is designed to explore the varied aspects of the customer/public relations industry. Students focus on written and oral communication skills-including interpersonal skills, presentation skills, writing and submitting press releases, media relations, and customer service. This concentration is designed to accommodate both the student wishing to seek employment upon receiving the Associate of Arts degree and the student wishing to transfer to a four-year institution.

Speech Communication Concentration
 Students who elect the Speech Communication concentration will have the opportunity to take such courses as public speaking, rhetoric, persuasion, interpersonal communication, and performance communication. Delgado graduates in the Speech Communication concentration may find employment in law enforcement, governmental affairs, customer relations, sales, social services, or any position that requires communication skills.

Television Production Concentration
 The Television Production concentration explores the varied aspects of the television industry. Courses include television production process, studio production/direction, editing and post production, field production, scriptwriting, and corporate and organizational television. Students will gain hands-on experience through television and video production projects in the City Park Campus studio or in internships with local television stations.

Theatre Arts Concentration
 The Theatre Arts concentration is designed to develop and promote communication skills, creativity, and self-expression through the study and appreciation of various aspects of the theatre. Students may eventually enter careers in the performing arts fields of acting, management, design, production, or education.

NOTE: A student may earn a degree in only one of these concentrations.

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As you can see, it has nothing to do with getting into the music industry. Now the college I attend has music programs, but there is no music degree for it. I really don't know on what to say as far as not being able to get a degree in and for music that will take me into the music industry. That was my main goal and desire! But now what do I go to college for if I don't get a call from someone by placing myself and talents on youtube? Do I still continue to go to school? If so, what should I major in? I really don't know to do with my life as of right now. I feel like my dreams have been crushed with the terrible news I have received about how my college doesn't offer a degree in music that will take me into the music industry. I was thinking about putting myself on youtube. So what equipment do I need to start recording and putting myself on youtube? Can I use a camera or some sort? I feel that since my school doesn't offer a degree in music (but the School of Music Berklee College does in Boston - but my mom don't want me to go) I feel that I have to put my self out there to get known. What you think?

baggettcindy:

I say Speech Communication.....that could lead up to other career fields...you may look at Speech Pathology....maybe google..."speech communication in the music industry" to see what you come up with. Maybe there is a "door" into the industry you are not aware of.  Also, I think you have more options "job-wise" with that field compared to the others...even if it not music-related, you can use it to keep money in your pockets while you work your foot into the music industry...maybe you can offer speech advise to some of the artists, provide speech services to a company in the industry...who knows what you can come up with if you think outside the box.....IMHO

gtrdave:

Getting a music degree will not magically put you in the music industry. Many people in the industry, myself included, do not have a degree in music, but that has never stopped us from stay active and make a living from being a musician. There's a LOT more to it than just getting a degree.

I echo what baggettcindy said: make the most of your current situation, get your degree in something else that interests you and could help you later in life and continue to work on your musical abilities on your own.

ReddGirl:


--- Quote from: gtrdave on July 12, 2014, 07:13:38 PM ---Getting a music degree will not magically put you in the music industry. Many people in the industry, myself included, do not have a degree in music, but that has never stopped us from stay active and make a living from being a musician. There's a LOT more to it than just getting a degree.

I echo what baggettcindy said: make the most of your current situation, get your degree in something else that interests you and could help you later in life and continue to work on your musical abilities on your own.

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Wisdom here! I agree

phbrown:


--- Quote from: ReddGirl on July 13, 2014, 06:17:28 AM ---Wisdom here! I agree

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