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    I am going to start art and design at leeds uni in september, but i am having doubts over whether the degree will be worth anything. do you think the degree would be treated as a degree from Leeds uni (a redbrick uni) or just as a pointless art degree? if i wasnt to do art i would probably do something like sociology or english, do you reckon this would be a better option. thank you for any responses
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    (Original post by hamish89)
    I am going to start art and design at leeds uni in september, but i am having doubts over whether the degree will be worth anything. do you think the degree would be treated as a degree from Leeds uni (a redbrick uni) or just as a pointless art degree? if i wasnt to do art i would probably do something like sociology or english, do you reckon this would be a better option. thank you for any responses
    think at the end of the day its about ur passion for Art, and if u want a career in the art industry.you should really decide it is for you and do research, alot of courses have info on what gradutes do with their degreee and the uni will advise u on what do to after you leave.
    my friend just finsihed her 1st year in leeds for art and loved it if thats any help :P
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    Yeah you've got to be passionate about the subjects you're studying, and really enjoy it and have a love for it.
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    i am passionate about art and it is something i want to do. but i am aware that the job opportunities arent that great after university and so i am just wondering whether the fact that i have a degree from leeds university will be enough to get into another. will people discard my degree because it is an art course even though it is from a reputable uni?
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    (Original post by hamish89)
    I am going to start art and design at leeds uni in september, but i am having doubts over whether the degree will be worth anything. do you think the degree would be treated as a degree from Leeds uni (a redbrick uni) or just as a pointless art degree? if i wasnt to do art i would probably do something like sociology or english, do you reckon this would be a better option. thank you for any responses
    Well, that would depend on what you wanted to do after Uni.
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    If you're serious about art I would suggest taking a Foundation course in art and design, which is free when you start under 19. That way you're making no financial commitment. And it's a giggle (Leeds college of art and des is one of the best places in the country for foundation)

    I'm not really sure about the reputation for the art course at Leeds. I know the fashion course doesn't have a great one in industry(but it's really for buisiness stuff AND the university name) whereas product design has a good one

    What does the course compile of? Do you not specialise in a subject?

    You could always do first year, if you don't like it, transfer within the uni to another course. SLC give you a year to **** up and be on the wrong course
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    ive already done a foundation, but didnt get into my first choice route b and consequently didnt even get an interview for my second or third because they were filled up already from 1st choice applicants. leeds was a place i applied to through route a as a back up. the course i have a place for from what i have gathered is pretty open do what you want. i just want to be around other artists who who can inspire and vice versa
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    to answer your question yes i do think it would help you being from a good uni like leeds to say if you were in competition with another apllicant although it would all come down to your work and talent.
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    There are plenty of jobs out there which require you to be a graduate but not in any specific subject (when I applied for my current job, for instance, nobody laughed and said Fine Art didn't count as a degree), and I'd argue that you're far more likely to do well in your degree if it's in a subject you find interesting and inspiring than you would doing something just for the sake of vague possible future career options. There are lots of useful transferrable skills you gain on an art course, on top of the practical ones. (Also, if the assessment model is anything like it was at my uni - where at the end of each module we had two tutors come and ask us questions about our work - it makes you really, really good at job interviews!)

    Besides that, I don't see that Sociology or English offer any more clear-cut career options (unless you specially want to make a career in being a Sociologist or being English). They are, perhaps, slightly more traditional subjects, but they don't lead directly into an obvious job and you don't seem to have a particular job in mind you want to do, in any case. I say go for the subject you really want to do. I've certainly never regretted it.
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    Art course, but then im just biased.
    Theres loads of other options with an art course, and i would say that its taken as seriously as other courses. My suggestion, is follow your passion, heck i could have stayed at 6th form doing media going on to uni do do a course i dont really want to do, but i followed my heart and enrolled in a course that excites me and leads to so many fascinating jobs, i cant wait till i graduate and explore my possibilities!
 
 
 
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