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College and Graduate Studies / options for education...?
« on: Aug 20, 2008, 10:01 pm »
I see a lot of posts and questions about school programs, but I haven't seen anything that applies very closely to my situation (sorry if I've missed something!) so I thought I'd ask for opinions/suggestions.

I'm 27 and I have a bachelors and a masters, but not in anything related to theatre at all.  I actually didn't take a single theatre class in college and was only very minimally involved in college theatre at all.  I'd really like to pursue stage management and learn more about technical theatre in general so that I can feel better prepared to do a great job, but I'm not sure what the best route is.  I don't particularly want to do a whole second bachelor's degree unless I really have to, but it seems that graduate programs require quite a bit of undergraduate involvement, and beyond that, I don't want to be in classes with people who have a base level of understanding that I don't have where I'm struggling to understand what's being talked about.  I'm not sure what to try, other than real life experience (which I'm doing as well, but I'd still really love some academic preparation too)!

So, should I be trying to take undergraduate non-degree-seeking classes locally?  Should I be pursuing graduate options?  Should I honestly consider a second bachelor's degree?  Is there something I'm missing?  I live in Minneapolis and would not be able to move elsewhere any time soon, if that makes any difference. 

Thanks everyone!

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