Question

Should I Double Major in Marketing and Graphic Design?

So I am a freshman at Rutgers University currently majoring in Marketing. Since I'm technically a general undergraduate student right now, I have to get the required classes out of the way by the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Once that is done, I will be able to officially declare my major.

However, I am kind of... what's the word... lost? I would like to get my MBA because I can get it in 5 years at Rutgers and a bachelors in Marketing isn't good enough, as many people have told me. I do realize that even an MBA isn't worth much these days as well. Anyway, I would like to know if this is reasonable. I would like to get my MBA in Marketing and a B.A. in Visual Arts (specifically Graphic Design).

I originally wanted to go to school for art, but I realized the whole starving artist thing wasn't the best option. And while an art degree and MBA aren't the most helpful in today's economy, it's a step up, right? Haha.

Anyways, I'm still not sure if the Rutgers name carries any weight. It's no Ivy by any means. But I will get a decent education and literally no debt or loans (thank god for in state tuition).

So my goal is to work in advertising. I want to start out making the ads themselves, and eventually when I have more experience I can become an art/creative/or marketing director. Now I know that my lofty, naive goals seem like wishful thinking, but I'm happy to try. I just want to know if you have any experience in the field and if my educational route is the one I want to take to accomplish my goal. What do you think?

And please elaborate. I don't want any, "You're screwed," answers. Explain it to me if you can.
Thank you very much! :)

1 year ago - 1 answers

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A minor in graphic art/ design would do just fine.
Know that many, many, people know how to do this.
It's not rocket science.
The company you work for will have people they hire on the "seriously" cheap to do this.
They are a dime a dozen.

1 year ago