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I’m scared an art degree will limit my options if I want to change career
What sort of career would you want to change to where creativity isn’t valued or an advantage?
Original post by Ellis’s
I’m scared an art degree will limit my options if I want to change career

Hi there,

Don't panic at all! If you have the passion for an art degree, this will follow you into your career.

Here at Kingston University we offer a foundation diploma in Art, Design and Media practice, Fine Art BA, Fine Art and Art History BA. If you are worried about your future career impacts of the course, I would recommend the Fine Art and Art History BA course.

This course specifically is only taught at 3 universities in England and offers a variety of skills, engaging the creativity of art and learning. With this course you could be looking into a future as an independent artist or teacher, or you can use this course as a platform into other aspects of the industry such as dressing houses (interior designing). In the TV show 'Selling Sunset' you can see this often! With studying Art and Art history you also have access to move into jobs of curation, art restoration etc.

At Kingston, with all our courses, employment beyond university is a big focus and we have created regular course modules on careers and the importance to access our free careers team at the uni. With this team, they can help with anything from CV's, applications to finding jobs specified to your preferences. The university as a whole is one of the top UK universities for graduate start-up, held in high regard for its expertise in enterprise education.

I hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions. If you are interested we would also recommend joining us for an open day of our Kingston School of Art!

-Yasmin (Kingston Rep)
Bizarre to promote an art history and fine art degree as something to get a job in interior design. There’s a huge industry in interiors - that’s why there’s accredited interior architecture and design courses approved by SBID. Of course Kingston doesn’t offer those courses.
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Original post by PQ
What sort of career would you want to change to where creativity isn’t valued or an advantage?


At the moment I can’t decide wether to do an art related degree like illustration maybe architecture, something design related because I love art and Im predicted A* or to go into a science degree like zoology because I find biology interesting and I’m predicted A. Would a science degree be more respected in more jobs areas idk?
Original post by Ellis’s
At the moment I can’t decide wether to do an art related degree like illustration maybe architecture, something design related because I love art and Im predicted A* or to go into a science degree like zoology because I find biology interesting and I’m predicted A. Would a science degree be more respected in more jobs areas idk?

In that case I would strongly suggest taking an Art & Design Foundation after A levels and before university as a way to “try” studying art/design full time without eating into your university funding. There’s more info in the FAQ at the top of the art and design forum.

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