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Should I get a degree in film?

I'm thinking about possibly majoring in film to become a director at the University of North Texas and wondering if this is a good idea for several reasons. 1. I'm not sure how good the film program actually is here. 2. I'm not sure how good my chances are of getting a job after college. 3. I'm not sure how good my chances are of breaking into the business at all. 4. I don't know if I should double major in something with more security (i.e. buisness). 5. I don't know if a film degree is even really an advantage in this particular industry or if it's more about chance. (i.e. Quentin Tarantino) If ya'll could offer some good advice, that would be great. Please let me know how you know your information too. I just would like to learn more about the industry and am really trying to decide if it's right for me and if I should go for it. Thanks C

Asked By: Crusader - 3/3/2009
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Quentin is the exception rather than the rule. If you want to make movies, you should go to film school. We have a great program up at University of Colorado that you should consider looking into. After a couple years focusing on experimental filmmaking, which would be handy for art films or some commercials, you can... More
Answered By: captainflab - 3/3/2009
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I'm a freshman in college and i am majoring in Film. I don't know alot about the industry, but i'm doing it because i love movies, i love to think up of movies, and I feel as if i should be making them or writing them one day. Just do what you desire.
Answered By: Matt - 3/3/2009
 
If you're going to do it, go to a film school. Like the LA Film, or even UCLA, that will help you with contacts. The University of North Texas wouldn't give you very many opportunities
Answered By: Peach - 3/3/2009
 
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