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25 year old looking to try college again. A couple questions. Lots of info.
First, I'll do a briefing on my situation. I grew up in Southern California with a desire for USC. My family moved to Georgia before high school. I attended all IB and AP classes with a not so great unweighted GPA (high 2s, low 3s). I had lots of extracurricular achievements including Eagle Scout, first place in state Accounting and Film competitions and weightlifting as well as broadcast news editor in chief.
I contacted USC my sophomore year of high school asking what I can do to improve my chances. They were so impressed at the time that they put a file on me and accepted me in my junior year. They even invited me for a summer semester between junior and senior year which I attended.
After graduating high school, I intended on going to USC until I didn't get financial aid (4 years at USC with fees and room/board add up to about $280,000). I was discouraged but decided to go to LSU. I only lasted one semester that ended in distance learning after medical issues with my heart that have since been fixed. I never went back because of out of state costs. While recovering with my family in Georgia, I took a job to pay off my student debts (and became really scared about the idea of being in debt so I haven't gone back to school). It's been five years of growing accustom to work life but luckily I'm saving a little bit for when I take the plunge again. I think it's time.
I want to start at a community college to get the first 2 years completed. I've also got some CLEP exams passed though it won't bother me if they're not applied. I've looked at community colleges (with reasonable out of state tuitions) in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California where I can eventually move on to a larger school in state.
Here's where the questions come in. Growing up, I was a prodigy in filmmaking and invited to several festivals/college events/etc (USC's film school is very well recognized). After getting discouraged by USC's cost, I considered Finance since I was good at it, I enjoyed it, and felt it was practical. I really want a degree in both. I can pursue my dream in a film career while also pursuing Finance to make a living.
1. Is it possible to have a bachelors in one then pursue a masters in a completely different field (like film and finance)?
2. If so, which should I pursue as a bachelors? I'd rather earn a bachelors in film since that's all I need then a masters in finance. The problem is only about half of the four year schools offer a major in film.
3. Will I eventually need a bachelors in both?
Thanks for reading.