Is fine art at uni even worth it? (Please read)Watch
Is there any point of doing an art degree, would my degree be useless in the world of work? Many people discourage me from doing it but I don’t know I should give up on art and take a mainstream subject instead.
Art has always been a passion of mine, I like sociology too but not to the same extent. I’ve been predicted an a* for art but a B for sociology if that helps (A-level)
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But it is going to be hard to get a good job with an fine arts degree because most people think its just 3 years of messing about with paint and drawing naked people.
My wife did a degree in fine art but never worked in the arts, she worked in shops and in engineering.
Because they don't lead to a direct job. Graduate schemes have wayy too many applicants to places ratio. You're likely to deal with unemployment problems after graduating. I would recommend engineering, medicine, dentistry, nursing, computer science, allied health or accounting.
Then go for it! At least you know you’ll have no regrets, my mum has a degree in fine art and she’s an O.T (occupational therapist) she didn’t do any science A levels or phycolagy, so I guess you still can do some things with experience and training, however I know how that specific degrees are more common now so I might be wrong
I was also thinking that, just not sure if I’d suit it. I’d have to talk to my art teacher about possibilities of graphic design since she’s worked in the field before becoming a teacher. If it helps, I’m planning on doing an art foundation course after a-levels
I'd definitely say do an art foundation as you'll get exposed to so much more in terms of techniques/materials/styles than you do in A-Level Art, so you might end up discovering that you'd rather pursue another (and perhaps more 'practical'/job-securing) creative discipline at uni.
Yup, that’s the plan for now. I wouldn’t physically be able to afford to live at uni straight after a levels anyways so I wanted to use the art foundation almost as financial preparation so I don’t live off noodles lol