November 22, 2011 10:03 AM Subscribe
Is a degree in ASL really necessary?
posted by tunestunes to education (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm currently a music composition major and am considering switching to American Sign Language. My question is, is it necessary or at least recommended that one complete a bachelors degree in ASL in order to find employment in the fieled or is simply getting a certification good enough or just as good? Honestly, my biggest passion is still music but I figure that a career in signing would be a more practical and interesting fallback plan where I can more tangibly give back to the community. I say this assuming that interpreters are always in demand. Is that true? I was also considering just finishing my major in music composition (which I love studying) and then do a two year program at a community college. What do ya'll think? Thanks for reading everyone.