(Original post by ancientone)
That's exactly the point they give degrees and are university institutions-so it's just the same for many of the other subjects-degrees awarded by university instiututions. Yet for some reason people seek to denigrate these courses-and by implication the people doing them. I find that sad.
Totally agree. I find there to be so many people on this board that are obsessed with 'Oxbridge' and 'red brick uni's' and are just sort of snobby in general. Obsessed with studying, and exam results and career prospects.
Like most people on this board are in the late teen bracket, and a lot of them yet so obsessed with academics and academic institutions (i know thats the theme of the board, but i hope u get my point).
There is such snobbery on this board its incredible. I think anyone who can call ANY course a 'micky mouse course' is a stuck up tosser.
Someone mentioned they were doing Film & Documentary Production studies or something on those lines. There are people here who would have the cheek to try and demeen that persons course, just because they are not following the 'traditional' maths/english/science etc at a red brick uni.
I think if a subject like that, or stained glass production or anything like these INTERESTS a person, and there is an education available for them in the area, then more power to them! Go and try maximise your knowledge and skill in the area.
These 'Oxbridge' fanatic academics (dont mean to generalise) and anyone like them i'm sure have watched a documentary or tv program at some stage in their life. Would they have the slightlest idea how to create one?? Would a medical graduate from oxbridge know the most basic fundamentals of this sort of production???
I'd guess not. Yet many would watch it, enjoy it, but when they hear of somebody wanting to get into this area to work and study and be creative, motivated and dedicated to this career path, they have the nerve to try and somehow mock the person's academic choice???
Apologies if Im rambling.. I hope some people can understand what im saying here and hopefully agree.
Yet for some on this board, Im afraid their heads are too far up their ass studying a textbook while occasionally stopping to mock someones educational choices in a vain attempt to try and convince themselves they are in someway superior to their piers.