For many high school leavers these days, it remains as difficult as ever to get into college. This is not a sad reflection on the student because most of the time, he or she is dedicated and diligent. The salient reason, and it is a universal challenge, is that many colleges simply can no longer cope with the number of applications received every year. While the numbers increase, the college infrastructure seems to be growing smaller.
There are a number of reasons for this, and it is simply not the fault of the hard-working student who deserves to get in on merit alone. There are numerous courses that lead towards majors for those who wish to specialize in fields within the communications sector. But classes in the arts, classic, fine or contemporary, tend to be growing smaller and fewer. This may have something to do with a declining market.
For many high school leavers with aspirations in this area, it remains challenging to secure a meaningful living. But the tide is turning in their favor. While mainstream colleges are forced to look the other way, off the beaten track schools, deep in the heart of the inner cities, are making its presence felt. These schools of the arts are characterized by a positive mien. It is not a question of not being able to find work upon graduation.
But more a case of just how hard are you prepared to work for it. Students choosing to go into sound and musical recording industries choose well. This is a highly commercialized business, and the recording engineer classes turn out to be quite enjoyable, if not, highly rewarding. Theory tends to bog the student, but practical training, on the other hand, remains invigorating.