Technically my degree is in Journalism and Mass Communications, and my track is Advertising. Here's a little insight into why I chose that in case you, or someone you know, is on the fence about it.
The Mass Communications umbrella generally includes advertising, public relations, journalism, and broadcasting. All four majors are going to have somewhat similar curricula. Some schools only offer mass communications with no specification. Whichever way your school does it, it is still not broad giving you more career choices.
Because of its broadness, you can somewhat change your mind if you don't like the track you've chosen. If you study to be a specific kind of doctor, you can't exactly change your mind once you finish. If you study anything in the field of communications, however, you can still get into marketing, hospitality, writing, and other various fields.
I've always wanted to have a creative career, but majoring in something like art or creative writing seemed too vague and risky. I wasn't really sure of what jobs existed in those fields. In something like advertising, jobs are clear cut and available, and they still allow for creativity. Certain mass communications jobs require it more than others, so there's something for everyone.
I mean this in a few ways. For one thing, unless you work making ads or running PR campaigns for one particular brand or company, every project is going to be different. That applies to all fields. One week you might be making an ad for a sports company, and the next week you're making an ad for a restaurant. One day you're writing an article for a newspaper about a fire in a building, and the next day you're writing about an upcoming festival. There's always something new to keep it from getting boring.
Personally, I've always loved ads, print ads to be specific. I've torn them out from magazines and collected them, piles upon piles in drawers, since I was little. If you have that much of a passion for something, you should go for it.
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