Courses at Syracuse Uni

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Submitted: January 29, 2018

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At Syracuse University, the classes offered are numerous. Part of my decision to go there instead of some other program was because I would be atending a conservatory style Acting BFA but it would be within a larger university, where I would supposedly have room in my schedule to ytake classes outside of my major. When I arrived, I learned quickly that I was very much mistaken. Although many classes were ofered, none of them were able to fit into my schedule. Because of the intensity of the Acting BFA freshmen courses, there was only room for two electives, and one had to be the required writing course. Not only was it that there wasn’t much time left in the day after you had finished the required actin classes, but also the acting courses took up at least `8 out of 320 allowed credits. I was left with only about 2 credits to fill up  with a new class, and the options were few. All e things I’d thought of taking - history courses, literature courses, ceramics  illustration  sewing --- Nothing fit into my schedule. And on top of that,  most of the courses had more credits than I had room for. It was almost impossible to do a minor - which I had been planning to do either in political science or in Illustration

, and it left me in such an area of uncertainty that I had to consider if Syracuse was the right place for me. No matter the draw of the AActing program, the teaching I would receive there, if I wasn’t able toi take any other classes, then my choise of going to a conservatory style school within  larger university didn’t even matter. And trhe pouint of that choice was to have the options of taking other classes along with my major, not just the4 Actign cfourses. Of course, I loved the acting courses. Reading and analyzing plays, learnign about your breath, movement, acrobatics, tai chi -- it was all wonderful. Nothing was wrong with those courses, just with the lack of options elseswhere in my schedule. In a perfect world, I’d be able to get the education I wanted in my art as well as in other areas. It was too restrictive, and even though I haven’t yet made up my mind whether or not I will return, it is quite a possibility that I will choose to study somewhere else. The truth is, the training you receive for acting is almost the same anywhere you go, it just depends on the opportunities each college offers. Since Syracuse is one of the top five schools to receive an Acting BFA in the country, when making my original decision it seemed like a no brainer. Now I am faced with this new deicision, taking into account the fact that I do want to have troom in my schedule to do more, as well as receiving a strong education in my major. I am waiting to hear back from quite a few liebral arts schools for my transfer, but my mind is not yet made up. For all I know, I’ll decide that Syracuse’s pros

 


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