An important part of deciding which film and performing arts college you should go to is finding a good fit. With this in mind, a great way of ‘acquiring information is by taking a tour of the training departments. Of course, it may not be possible to visit all the colleges you are interested in, but it is a good idea (if you can) as it would help determine whether the college is the best place for you. Cast and Crew College Tours can make this happen!
Get a First View
By taking a walking tour of the training departments of your potential college, you have the perfect opportunity to get a first-hand view of how the college works, how strong their programs are, and how happy the student body is. A website, college catalog or brochure can only show you so much. However, walking around the departments can give you a feel for what the college really is like.
Get Valuable Information
You will also come across official college material such as business cards, financial aid forms and brochures. Moreover, do not forget to look at the activity calendars and student newspapers, as they will give you a sense of how life is on campus. Check out bulletin boards to see whether the departments work with each other for cross-training opportunities.
Get Answers to Questions
A tour of the training departments you will spend most of your time gives you the chance to ask tons of questions to the faculty and students. CCCT group does not get to other important areas on campus as the time is spent within the film/stage department but participants are encouraged to ask questions on:
- What is the meal plan like on campus?
- Do teaching assistants or professors teach most classes?
- How is the social scene like?
- Is there plenty of dorm space?
- How many students are campus residents and how many commute?
These are just some of the many questions you can ask once you are there.
Although the tours listed on the site are solely for prospective students which makes it hard family members to weigh in completely, Cast and Crew Customized may be a better option. Customized tours allow the families participate in the visit, so that you can get the help you need to think through your decision about which college you should apply to.
Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. Do you feel comfortable walking around the training departments? Does it feel like you are at home? Do you click with the faculty and students? Let’s face it – you will be better equipped to answer these questions if you take a Cast and Crew College Tour. After all, it’s a great way to get up close, beyond what pictures and books the college’s brochure/websites can deliver.