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Communication vs. Film and Television Major

What is the differences between the two majors? What can I do with a communication major vs a film major and vise versa.

Thanks! #journalism #communications #film #film-production #sports-journalism #broadcast-journalism #film-making #film-editing


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Hank’s Answer

If you've read any of my answers to similar questions, you may already I know: I'm not a huge fan of college. And this coming from me, a former college professor. Why? College is an expensive way to achieve what you end up with at the end. I mean, really expensive.


So I suggest some soul searching and serious planning which take you to a place in your head where you feel you have a clear idea of what you really want to do in your life. College can offer an opportunity to connect with like-minded folks. But not always. Think about it for a sec... The ocean is out there, inches away, and you're sitting on the beach for 2-4 or more years. Talking about the ocean. Drawing pictures of it. Reading about others' experiences on it. And yet, there you sit. Never getting your feet wet.


If I had it to do all over again, I would take myself to the place where what I want to do is happening. And I'd find a way to join in. To learn by doing. Never once with all the people I worked with has anyone ever asked, "Where did you go to college?" Not once!


Not to say the question will never come up. But ask yourself: Do you want to work in a place where your collegiate alma mater is a priority? Or even on the list?


Set sail. Aim your ship at the horizon. And cast off. The treasure is out there. Go get it. It ain't comin' to you.


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Gustavo’s Answer

completely two different majors... what is it that you want to do?


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Bob’s Answer

HI Blake;
You've received some very insightful answers above, definitely take them to heart.


If you're interested in pursuing either major, some colleges may only have one of those majors and may contain somewhat of a combined course study that you're looking for. Other schools may be large enough that they will have two entirely separate majors. In that case, take a look at the curriculum for each and see what interests you.


Best of luck.


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Mark’s Answer

Hi Blake,
Communications would be learning a broader major, and might include journalism, TV hosting, network and social media. Film and TV would be learning screenwriting, producing, directing, tech, even acting in those industries. What you might consider would be to start with communications, then decide specifically what you would enjoy doing as your career.
Best wishes, Mark


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