So, in my Basic Design class today, this goofy “advisor” with a beard came in and told us all that in order to graduate we need, like, 180 credits. We were promised he would perform magic tricks, put heads in lion’s mouths, the works, but instead we got all this jabbering:
He: … and those remaining 6 Capstone credits can be from any subject you want. Heh heh. Some people even do something unrelated to their major… And that’s OK!! It really is. My goodness…
Me: What if we don’t know what our major is yet?
He: I… uh.. um… What do you mean?
Me: What if we’re currently undecided?
He: Well, I don’t understand how that… Registration is next week, for the spring term, so you need to know what you want to take.
Me: But I might not be a Graphic Design major. I might choose Music, or Communications, or English.
He: Then why are you in this class?
Me: Uh uh uh. Mmm mm mm? I nun know?
He: What? Are there marbles in your mouth, boy?
Me: (gloomily) Yes, sir…
He: Come up here and spit them into my hand. What’s your name?
Me: (walking to the front) Robert Ricigliano.
He: Well Mr. Rasooliarno, I’d suggest you find some direction in your life and head there, beginning immediately. Do you understand me?
Me: (spitting marbles into his hand) I understand you’re an ass.
He: What did you say?! Robert?! What did you just say?
Me: I said I underestimated this class. It really succeeds beyond my wildest imaginations. But you smell like an elephant’s butt.
This went on for a few hours, just back and forth, with no real answers. So my question, gentle reader, is this: what course of study should I pursue as a major? I love to play music, and have already taken about a years worth of prerequisites, but you have to audition to get into the program, and I don’t deal well with rejection. Graphic design seems kind of easier, but I appear to have little or no natural talent, and only began my drawing-type art studying last term. I’ve also taken quite a few English/Lit. type classes, but this seems like a fairly impractical degree, or so says my friend over at Feaverish. Another one I’m considering is Communication with a concentration in Media Studies, which is basically what I did in high school, but I have not taken any Communications-type classes since then, so I’d have to play catch-up in my pre-requisites.