Photography: Why You Should Choose Your Electives Carefully

September 12, 2013

Choose Your Electives CarefullySo you know all the requirements – you just need to pick your electives. But which ones should you pick? How do you pick the right ones? And how can they help you?

At Brooks Institute, we understand that scheduling courses can be stressful and confusing. We want to make it easy for you. So we’ve answered all of your questions about photography electives. Learn about our program and how to narrow down your options here:

Though you know you are required to have a certain amount of elective courses for graduation, it might seem like just another requirement.

But electives are important for students especially students in Fine Arts programs such as photography. They are not just a requirement but an opportunity. According to Neil Kokemuller, electives are important because:

Kokemuller also cites a 2008 college study that argues “employers typically prefer a student with a broader or more diverse educational background if candidates are on an otherwise even playing field.”

Electives broaden your education, show the diversity of your interests and can improve your resume.

Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing your elective classes.

Taking these into consideration can help you narrow down your options. You are less likely to feel overwhelmed by the amount of electives offered, and you can decide what you want to pursue. If you have many interests, elective courses are a good way to narrow down the ones you want to pursue.

Some of the electives offered at Brooks Institute include:

Electives allow you to learn special skills for these niches in photography while you work toward your degree. Learn more about how to pursue your personal interests as you prepare for your future in photography.