Is it beneficial to pair a major in film with a business double major or minor?
Would it substantially increase my future career opportunities by majoring or minoring in business along with film? Would a more practical major such as business serve as a safety net or provide more options for my career in the future? Is it worth the extra courseload? #film #businessandfilm #business
In short, yes, I think that would be beneficial.
Pairing film studies with business (finance, marketing, accounting, and business law) will provide an advantage relative to peers with solely the creative and technical skills within film.
Even if you have a clear path ahead of you for breaking into the film industry, it will likely help your future earnings potential in addition to the "safety net" you mentioned. If you don't enter the film business directly, you could potentially enter the industry from the business side and get into the film side from "going through the back door" rather than applying to work directly in a role in film.
Let me know if I'm on the right track here relative to your goals!
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Daniel A.’s Answer
Emma, I definitely don't think it would hurt to consider business as a minor. Business is a great thing to have in your pocket and will only benefit you in your future. Minors show people that yes, you are really great and love one subject - film, but also shows that your minor - business, is also something you are interested in and enjoy. Business is something important to understand, even if you don't pursue "business".
Congrats on your next steps!