Just had a student drop my basic photography class because she was afraid she might not get an A and it would bring down her GPA! What good is it to take classes that you can only get an A in?
The one thing I learned after getting my BFA in art was no one ever looked at my transcript. Never….
Yeah, it’s the same problem in music. My first degree was in piano performance. When it came to teaching gigs, no one gave a shit if you got an A in counterpoint class. It’s a North American preoccupation … so many of us were brainwashed into thinking that the sacred university degree is the *only* ticket to a career. In the performing arts, it an even bigger lie that students have been sold.