Is recording technology/audio production a good major to pursue?
I am currently a senior trying to start on my applications. I’ve been in a 4-year communications magnet during high school & have learned how to film/edit video. I haven’t really worked with audio, but I did learn how to operate iDJ2 while playing music at tailgates and hopefully will learn how to do stuff on logic this year. I’m creative, I love music & I’m very interested on how things work. I don’t know how to play any instruments although I know having this skill could get me farther in this major.
As far as a career after college, I would like to be a sound engineer one day.
One issue I’m having now is with college applications. My first choice was UT because they had a program for this, & recently when I checked, they weren’t offering it anymore. So now I’m trying to find 4-year universities with recording/sound production programs. Preferably in Texas.Thing is that I can’t find any, & the ones that I do find are all 2-year institutions or online schools.
My next issue is that everyone who I’ve talked to (people in my family & family friends) they keep telling me that this isn’t a good major to pursue. They keep asking me why I’m not choosing a solid major such as something in the medical field. Hah. Thing is I don’t what to be a doctor or anything of that nature, but I have to say they are getting to me. I know that almost anything in the media/communications field is competitive and only the good come out on top. It’s just I know that I have the ability to become that person. Now I’m retracting back to just RTF (radio, tv, film), even though I did not want to specialize in this.
I just don’t know anymore. I was sure at first and now I’m unsure and in need of advice/help.
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