BHS College & Career Resource Center
Do you have any tips or advice on networking when in college?
Honestly networking = making friends. I've found when I think about networking, I don't really get that far, but when I am just being myself and am open to conversations, I realize who I know that I can genuinely rely on now and in the future. Definitely be friendly with the masters students you encounter - they want to help anyways! The friends you make, the people you're roommates with, the people you work on projects with, are the people that are going to cast/recommend/call/etc. you in the future. Hope that helps! :)
Hey y’all! I’m Sarah Johnson and I graduated from Booker in 2018. I am currently in my third year at Florida State University. I am a Theatre major earning a B.A. degree (I can help you distinguish between B.A. and B.F.A. degrees and help you decide what’s best for you). After I graduate, I’m hoping to start my acting career in film/TV and/or theatre (hopefully both!) in somewhere like Atlanta or Chicago. I also know a little bit about the filmmaking program. Rooting for you!
My name is Sydney Catalfino and I graduated from BHS in 2019 and I'm currently studying as a sophomore at Ringling College of Art and Design. I'm majoring in Computer Animation and will soon be minoring in Business of Art. After I graduate, I plan to work internationally as a freelance story artist and animator for Television. If you have any questions regarding visual arts careers, post-secondary options or portfolio types, I'd be delighted to answer.
I graduated from BHS in 1984 and went on to study at New College (with a year at The University of Glasgow as an exchange student). I was a VPA student at BHS, and majored in music in college. I work in classical music, in audio/video production. I live outside of the US, in the Netherlands. Happy to answer any questions about music (production) careers, or about working/living in Europe.
Is it reasonable to maintain an education different from the arts your studying in college rather than only focuses on that certain art form?
I would say it largely depends on what your program requirements are, what your dual major is in, and whether or not you are majoring or minoring. I majored in Political Science but minored in dance and this was very doable. I also knew Biomed majors who minored in dance. However, I knew very few musical theatre double majors just due to the time constraints the theatre program had. If you're hoping to do two areas of study I would suggest potentially majoring in one and minoring in the other.
What type of career(s) are you referring to when talking about an "entertainment related" major?