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I need some advice. I'm close to finishing first year but I dont like my course. I thought I wanted to become a teacher when in actual fact I've come to realise I used it because I wasn't encouraged enough at my sixth form to do what I wanted which was music. I got told by the headteacher himself that music is 'just a hobby' and that going in to teaching is easier. Well its really dawned on me that I don't want to do teaching and I want to follow my dreams in performing arts. I have already signed for a house for next year and feel I have got into this big mess! I have no outside experience with music or drama but I know its my passion. I feel I just seek advice to really understand my feelings of what is going on.
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I need some advice. I'm close to finishing first year but I dont like my course. I thought I wanted to become a teacher when in actual fact I've come to realise I used it because I wasn't encouraged enough at my sixth form to do what I wanted which was music. I got told by the headteacher himself that music is 'just a hobby' and that going in to teaching is easier. Well its really dawned on me that I don't want to do teaching and I want to follow my dreams in performing arts. I have already signed for a house for next year and feel I have got into this big mess! I have no outside experience with music or drama but I know its my passion. I feel I just seek advice to really understand my feelings of what is going on.
You still have the option to change your mind and start a different degree as long as you dont sign on for year 2 and havent had previous sfe finance.

Imo take a gap and then think of what you want to do. Your life so follow what you want to do.

If you did music or performing arts, then you could always convert to a teacher after.
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Someone I knew converted from one degree to another within the early weeks. Perhaps you could ask to see if there were any spaces to study music/ performing arts?
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I need some advice. I'm close to finishing first year but I dont like my course. I thought I wanted to become a teacher when in actual fact I've come to realise I used it because I wasn't encouraged enough at my sixth form to do what I wanted which was music. I got told by the headteacher himself that music is 'just a hobby' and that going in to teaching is easier. Well its really dawned on me that I don't want to do teaching and I want to follow my dreams in performing arts. I have already signed for a house for next year and feel I have got into this big mess! I have no outside experience with music or drama but I know its my passion. I feel I just seek advice to really understand my feelings of what is going on.
Does your university offer a course you do like?

PS. Moving this to university life
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I need some advice. I'm close to finishing first year but I dont like my course. I thought I wanted to become a teacher when in actual fact I've come to realise I used it because I wasn't encouraged enough at my sixth form to do what I wanted which was music. I got told by the headteacher himself that music is 'just a hobby' and that going in to teaching is easier. Well its really dawned on me that I don't want to do teaching and I want to follow my dreams in performing arts. I have already signed for a house for next year and feel I have got into this big mess! I have no outside experience with music or drama but I know its my passion. I feel I just seek advice to really understand my feelings of what is going on.
What music or PA qualifications have you got?
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Hi Emxx05,

As a specialist music school built by musicians and music industry professionals, I can assure you that there is most definitely more to music than just treating it as a hobby. While it is a challenging industry, there is a huge variety of career paths available to those who are passionate and dedicated to pursuing their own professional development.

At Echo Factory, for example, we aim to support our students in launching successful and sustainable careers regardless of whether they want to perform on-stage or work behind-the-scenes. We pride ourselves on not teaching Music in isolation; instead, combining tailored support developing your musicianship to a high professional level with the business skills and commercial understanding to support you in launching your career before you graduate. We also really focus on helping our students gain real-world experience from Year One through a personalised, industry-focused, multi-genre approach which is aimed at developing you as an individual in whichever area of the music industry you aspire to work in.

If you want to launch a career in the music industry but aren't sure where to begin or what career roles you could aim for, we'd be more than happy to help! You can access our Free and Unbiased Careers Advice Line by calling 0116 253 5657 to speak with a member of our team or by making an enquiry via our website HERE!

Alternatively, you can find out more about our degrees HERE!

I hope we can be of assistance
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I need some advice. I'm close to finishing first year but I dont like my course. I thought I wanted to become a teacher when in actual fact I've come to realise I used it because I wasn't encouraged enough at my sixth form to do what I wanted which was music. I got told by the headteacher himself that music is 'just a hobby' and that going in to teaching is easier. Well its really dawned on me that I don't want to do teaching and I want to follow my dreams in performing arts. I have already signed for a house for next year and feel I have got into this big mess! I have no outside experience with music or drama but I know its my passion. I feel I just seek advice to really understand my feelings of what is going on.
It's good that you've realised this quite early. I know it seems like a lot of fuss, but it's best to nip it in the bud now and change to a music degree (if that's what you're wanting to do) and to study something you enjoy, not what someone said you should do. Studying something you're truly interested in makes it all so much easier!
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I need some advice. I'm close to finishing first year but I dont like my course. I thought I wanted to become a teacher when in actual fact I've come to realise I used it because I wasn't encouraged enough at my sixth form to do what I wanted which was music. I got told by the headteacher himself that music is 'just a hobby' and that going in to teaching is easier. Well its really dawned on me that I don't want to do teaching and I want to follow my dreams in performing arts. I have already signed for a house for next year and feel I have got into this big mess! I have no outside experience with music or drama but I know its my passion. I feel I just seek advice to really understand my feelings of what is going on.
In terms of your interest with music and drama, have you explored these interests to see if it is something that you want to do as a career? You could look into clubs or relevant societies at uni. What specifically do you want to do with music, and have you looked into potential career paths or courses to take?

If you definitely feel teaching is not for you and you hate the course, I would consider withdrawing. Like another poster mentioned, you could take a gap year to consider what your next steps will be.
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I need some advice. I'm close to finishing first year but I dont like my course. I thought I wanted to become a teacher when in actual fact I've come to realise I used it because I wasn't encouraged enough at my sixth form to do what I wanted which was music. I got told by the headteacher himself that music is 'just a hobby' and that going in to teaching is easier. Well its really dawned on me that I don't want to do teaching and I want to follow my dreams in performing arts. I have already signed for a house for next year and feel I have got into this big mess! I have no outside experience with music or drama but I know its my passion. I feel I just seek advice to really understand my feelings of what is going on.
Feeling the same way about my MA course atm, but if i were you id hang in there as u are close to finish ur first year.. Just stick to it and then really see what ud like to do later. Youre close to finishing so better not drop out or anything at this point.

Somtimes we have to do things we dont really like to get to where we wanna be!
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