Over this past semester I have made the decision to switch the direction of my schooling from Geological Engineering at Michigan Tech to some kind of business (marketing/entrepreneurship) and photography. To make a long story short, I realized I would never be happy working an engineering job in an office.
So far I have been almost completely self-taught within photography, but I wouldn't mind some kind of formal education in different lighting techniques, studio work, workflows,...etc.
I am wondering if I'd be better off sticking to business to back my photography, or if there is a lot I could get out of doing a dual major in both business and photography.
I'd greatly appreciate any input you may have!
Here is a link to my website for reference: www.christianraguse.com
First off, S/O to following what you truly want to do. As a Junior in currently at Temple University studying Film its super fun!! I know every school is super different, so I would talk to your advisor and find out what the requirements are for each. There is most likely a minor or certificate in Business or something similar due to how popular it is.
Your choices could go either way, What I do personally as I was in a similar boat, was stuck with my Major in Film (at my school you can pick a concentration(Post Production, Directing, Screen Writing, Producing, Cine, etc.)) I chose the Post Production path. My advisors very much made it a strong point to minor. So, I went the business route like most would, and took business classes in entrepreneurship and what not.
Moral of it, I study Film because its what I love and want to do, study business low-key because worse case a business degree is versatile and it'll help with building your own business if you want to do that.
Ascent_CinemaI'm in the same boat. I'm heading off to college next year and was hoping to study film as a major and business as a minor but my parents won't let me do that. I also hope to not be too busy so a double major is kind of out of the option but I feel like I wouldn't be happy with only having film as a minor
S/O to leaving the nest and heading off to college!! Your plan is basically exactly what I am doing its super fun!!!!
Tell your parents that a minor isn't that hard, its basically keeping you on a track and helping you learn more of what you want to learn, if i didn't minor, I could just take any damn class in the world that I wanted, so as much fun as Painting sounds, I know that shit won't help me in the long run.
Look at certificates, they are basically less than minors. My university has them and they are like 5 classes so it still gets you into business but doesn't through the entire load at them like a minor kind of does.
A double major is hell, and you can honestly kiss free time away, atleast from the stories that I have been told about my school.
Also if you love film and want to learn, follow it. Don't let people tell you other wise, but the work in and you will learn so much. I was a cocky senior in high school and as a freshman in college and thought I could learn by myself and teach myself and once I got into my major classes my entire view has change and I am totally the kid who tells you to say F**K other people and there thoughts, you happiness is what matters.
Any questions let me know though, where are you looking at heading for schools??