Steven and I are settling into school very well this year, thanks to your help. His guitar teacher said that for English in college he took a course on how to write songs, and since Steven is specializing in music he would like to know:
1. Can he take a course in songwriting for English?
2. Will studying audio engineering for science work instead of Lego robotics engineering?
I have found a couple of nice curriculums that could support these subjects.
Thanks for all your help,
I also thought song writing was totally cool and was hoping you'd think it could work. Needless to say, Steven can't wait. We found an online course through Berkleemusic.com that looks pretty good.
As far as audio engineering, there are many online classes, with some offering full credits. One company offers a textbook and DVD for home study, which might be the way we'll go...I'll have to do a little more investigating.
Have a wonderful night and thanks for your input!
I recommend my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, College of Communications. Check into the Radio-TV-Film program. My diploma says "Radio-TV-Film," but I did the majority of my coursework in television. Likewise, he could pursue Radio, which will give him all the sound engineering skills he will desire in both studio and off-site venues. I had a good bit of sound engineering even in the lower division classes because TV has sound too! UT's degree program will probably be flexible enough for him to pursue the songwriting, too (I kept up my studies of a foreign language). I don't know if this has changed or not, but UT Austin tuition plus air fare was way cheaper than University of Washington. Also, Austin is a major mecca for musicians. I've heard the School of Music is great. There's no lack of places to perform or work a sound board for tuition money, to record a CD or two, and to catch the ear of an agent. So... definitely UT Austin is worth looking into if your son wants to continue this beyond high school.
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