tristancalvaire Posted July 13, 2012 Share Posted July 13, 2012 Hello, all! I'm currently vacationing here in Los Angeles and decided to check out a few schools around here; I've gone to UCLA and USC so far. I'm also quite undecided on where I want to go with my education and future career. I used to be heavily into computer programming, and won a few IEEE awards for my programming work on a robotics team, so perhaps computer science is a degree to pursue. Given my history of working with psychologists and my love of understanding people, perhaps a degree in psychology would lead to a career in therapy. However, my main passion throughout my life and especially right now is music. My desired career would be simply to be making my own music and supporting myself off that- but obviously there's no class that teaches you how to be a successful artist. At USC, I checked out their Thornton school after a tour. They have internship connections with WMG, SMG, UMG and many other big names in the industry- which does sound quite appealing. The major that interested me was their Music Technology courses under their Music Industry department; the classes would focus on the engineering aspect of music and provide intense coursework on learning about the technology and how to use it. I was wondering- do any of you have any comments on a program like this? Perhaps your experiences with USC specifically or perhaps college courses for audio engineering in general. More importantly- what is the field like? Any comments on this aspect of the industry would be much appreciated. P.S. Ski and others- any suggestions for LA fun that don't involve hiking to the Hollywood sign or telling underground rap artists to f@$k off outside the Chinese theatre as they attempt to sell me their illegal mixtapes for $5? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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