Dakota Fanning at NYU - What Should the Actress Study?
- Young star Dakota Fanning has started her freshman year at New York University. She's fitting in with the locals, spotted shopping downtown in a super casual look - leggings, tennis shoes and a beanie, pictured at People - and we're sure her time at NYU is going smoothly as well. There haven't been any reports on what the actress plans to study, but here are some guesses as to what classes she might (and should) take at the prestigious university.Film StudiesNYU has an amazing performing arts program. Graduates include Michael C. Hall, Andy Samberg and Lady Gaga. The 17-year-old could hone her acting skills in the drama department or even learn about the ins and outs of directing, so she can one day get behind the camera, like director Sofia Coppola, whom the young actress was photographed with during New York Fashion Week, landing them both on People's Style Watch. Whatever path she chooses, there's no doubt the "Coraline" star will be all over NYU's performing arts program.BusinessSpeaking of Fashion Week, the young starlet has a keen sense of style, so there's not much doubt that she'll be designing a fashion line in the near future. The "War of the Worlds" star should spend some time learning what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. She's certainly got an eye for fashion - she's always going to fashion shows and she's even modeling. But to be a successful designer, she's got to know the way the corporate world works too.SociologyShe may play a vampire in "The Twilight Saga," but in real life, the actress doesn't seem as dark as she is on screen. In fact, at her high school, Dakota was a cheerleader and Homecoming queen, according to People. If she's managed to navigate the cliques of high school well enough to rise to the top of the social ladder, then she's probably got a knack for sociology. It is, after all, the study of social behavior. Dakota should be a natural.EnglishAs a former English major, I could be biased, but I think an education in writing and literature could be a huge benefit for the young actress. She could learn how to write a screenplay and take her career to another level. And she wouldn't be the first Hollywood celeb to study English. Actor James Franco is currently working toward his doctorate in English at Yale, according to Us.How do you think the young starlet should spend her time at NYU? Should she just study acting or should she branch out and learn other subjects?