Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Doing a Diploma?
- I want to be an actor
- I love video-games
- I am good at acting, video games and information technology
- Acting is a very hard profession to break into, and even harder to find long-term employment
- Careers surrounding video games are easier to get into but still slightly hard
- Careers in IT are plentiful
- There is a course offered in IT, majoring in multimedia, with an option to gear towards games-design
- This course does not have a high amount of contact hours
- Therefore, this course should offer high employment prospects and should leave room for additional study.
- There is a course offered in Drama and Theatre studies, specifically a diploma
- This diploma allows you to complete a major (8 units) in DTS and be awarded a qualifcation
- This qualification is designed to be studied in combination with another award
- This course offers a subject that I can do next semester that does not clash with any Games Development subjects
- Therefore, I am going to do the IT Course and combine it with the DTS Diploma
That's about the length of the reasoning behind doing it. The subject I will be doing next semester is Body, Voice and Text - which should also help me understand the voice-artist side of games-design. The overall diploma will help me as well, giving me ideas for stories, creativity, insight and artistic flair.
Anyway, I shall stop now - before it sounds like I'm making excuses because I feel guilty for having chosen it. I do slightly, - as it means that my degree may be slightly longer and I already dropped out of drama studies before (through a mistake of my own) - but yes, if I am going to do this - I am goign to need to commit fully to it. - The same goes for the games development course - and in fact anything I decide to do in general.
I'll think it over. There is 60 odd days untill Semester 2 begins - but I want a commitment well before then. My own, self-set deadline is Sunday Night. If the answer is yes I will go and apply for it Monday - this deadline is not just for the Diploma of Drama and Theatre studies but also for the games development course. I'm certainly postively geared towards them both, the Games Dev one more so than the diploma - but I've really got to let them sit inside just a little longer.