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Destin attended Duke University his freshman year and earned a spot on the Dean's List during his second semester before transferring to Vanderbilt to pursue a major in film, which was not offered at Duke at the time.
Destin has gained college credit from Harvard, Duke, and Vanderbilt Universities. While he majored in Cinema and Media Arts, his more specific focus was on film theory, tracing the connection between the cinematic content and the thoughts, feelings, and ideas of the viewer. He also used his time as an undergraduate to explore his other interests, namely politics, business, philosophy, earth science, and sociology. While currently undecided on his specific school, he will be attending law school in the fall of 2015.
Destin majored in Cinema and Media Arts as an undergraduate and wrote many papers examining films and works within the field of film theory. For his Senior Thesis, he authored a paper that analyzed the HBO show "True Detective" within the context of the emerging interdisciplinary field of "film-and-law".
Destin has taken several courses in the political sciences and has produced a number of papers on various topics within it.
Destin's undergraduate minor, Managerial Studies: Leadership and Organization, featured several courses in business, and he completed essays as well as group projects and presentations on various companies.
Destin has written innumerable essays, many of which have been in the field of film. One article, submitted for publication in the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, is presented below.