Question by armedflamedragon: What exactly is a communications major and what kind of job can you get with it?
I hear people talk about majoring in communications at colleges all the time, and i just don’t know what exactly it is they study? Is it like social media and interacting with fans/clients? I am thinking about different college majors and I heard that for communications you “communicat”(lol obviously) but that its a course focused on getting your company/group exposure and that your job would be like interactions with the fans/clients. Because I am in a band(like with me and my friends), and several clubs and stuff, and I always find myself offering and enjoying making like the facebook, twitter, tumblr, and websites for my clubs and stuff, and interacting with the fans/supporters of our band/club. Would communications be a good major for me? PLEASE I WANT SERIOUS ANSWERS, NO BASHING OR INSULTS. IF YOU THINK COMMUNICATIONS IS A BAD MAJOR THEN STATE YOUR OPINION AND FACTS, DON’T JUST SAY CAUSE ITS B.S. I WANT ACTUAL ANSWERS PLEASE.
Answer by Lisa Spins
I think Comm is an excellent major. it is not for social media, and just because you have a twitter and make a tumblr doesnt qualify you to become a comm major or even classify yourself as “liking it” you have no idea what social media is aside from being a customer of the brand. Anyways, If you’re looking to go into marketing,advertising, entertainment, public relations,producing, broadcasting either in TV or Radio, working with a artist management company then this would be a great degree.
Often times people bash it w/o really knowing what the degree is ( i think the title is misleading – they should name it new media not communications) if youre interest in those fields above … all those jobs require you to have a media/comm degree. Which makes the degree applicable.
Anyways, just because you’re in a band … or like social media doesnt mean anything.
comm focuses on politics,culture,economics, business, media, etc…
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