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  1. navy2016

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    Does usna or other service academies value artistic or musical talent/ abilities?

    would having personal artwork displayed at a local art show be conisdered an award or an extracurricular activity?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Art and music are considered ECAs (extra-curricular activities). You would get some credit but, honestly, not much for an art display. If you've been active in the local arts and can use your experience to demonstrate leadership, it would be more useful for USNA purposes.

    If your passion is art, USNA may not be for you. There really isn't much, if any, opportunity to pursue it while at USNA or in the USN/USMC. Not saying art isn't important but it's not really important or needed in the military.

    There are more options for music. USNA has a number of musical activities, including Drum & Bugle Corps, Pipes & Drums, a number of choirs and glee clubs, etc.
     
  3. navy2016

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    i do art for fun but do not have the intention to pursue it as a career.

    so unless i start an art club or something, art itself isn't really much of any help?
     
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    I wouldn't say it's a lot of help to have those kinds of thing, but it certainly helps to have a diverse background. I played in band all through high school and I can't say it hurt my application. There are certainly opportunities here; you could look into becoming a public affairs officer if you like to work in filmmaking or media, and there are also ways to get involved in the drum and bugle corps (marching band), trident brass (jazz band) while at the academy, and once you graduate one of the service bands or musical groups.
     

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