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I have got an offer for two completely different courses and I'm really struggling to decide between them. One is a modern languages degree in a top UK university and the other is an HND in Performing Arts at a college. I love both languages and acting so much, but at the moment, I can't choose between them. My immediate family are really supportive, but my extended family judge me for my interest in acting and say it's not a proper job etc. For a few years, I've gotten places at universities but I've then dropped out before the course starts and I feel it's because in my heart, nothing beats acting. (I even had a place to study drama, but it's not all acting.) I've been studying language for the past year and am really enjoying it too. I just wish it wasn't so difficult to make a decision. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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This entirely depends on what you're trying to get from life. You're the only one who fully understands your strengths and weaknesses. Where can you see yourself in the next 7 odd years, without being biased.

Realistically speaking, what can performing arts do for you in life? Think about how saturated the market is to become a big timer. Or do you have another goal in mind from doing this course?

Now, what can a modern language degree achieve you in life? Where can this potential achievement take you? Can you see yourself dedicated to such a path for the next few years and potentially your career?

Think realistically.


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