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Dropping out of Art Degree to do Business.

Hello,
I'm in first year of an art course focused on comics and concept art, but I have now decided to drop out. I have lost my drive for art because of it, and I haven't learnt much of anything. So here's my question- Could I get into a Business degree? I have achieved an AAA at A-Level, but they're all art based (Photography, Graphic Communication and Fine Art). I am looking to go to University of Liverpool and there are no specific subject requirements for the courses I want (aside from achieving a AAB) but I'm still worried my application would be looked down upon by the admissions team.
As to why I want to do business- I'd love to work in something close to art but including maths, or open my own art business. I have also been a logical thinker ever since I could remember, and only did art in my A-levels because I had a huge passion for it and because of my then undiagnosed ADHD I physically couldn't focus in class. I honestly love maths, weirdly enough lol. I miss it.
Additional note: What should I say to my A-Levels teacher? Would he even be able to write me a reference and say I'm suitable for Business when I've done three art A-Levels?
Degrees I'd love to do: Finance and Accounting, Business and Economics, Business Management or Marketing.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
(edited 3 weeks ago)
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Hi, forgot to add I managed to achieve very high GCSE grades which include an 8 in Maths and two 9s in English Language and Literature, if that's relevant.
With 'three Art A levels' you may struggle on a degree course in Econ, Finance etc as these are highly numerate degrees. Some might accept grade 8 GCSE Maths, but your skills are not 'current' and you need to be aware that this may mean you find this difficult.

Have a look at the sort of Unis that don't want A level Maths - and who may still be accepting applications for those subjects.
Then phone those Unis now (don't email, it'll take too long) and explain your qualifications and ask if you are able to apply now. Be aware that many will want a Uni reference and a copy of your current grade transcript.
Original post by einhuvi
Hello,
I'm in first year of an art course focused on comics and concept art, but I have now decided to drop out. I have lost my drive for art because of it, and I haven't learnt much of anything. So here's my question- Could I get into a Business degree? I have achieved an AAA at A-Level, but they're all art based (Photography, Graphic Communication and Fine Art). I am looking to go to University of Liverpool and there are no specific subject requirements for the courses I want (aside from achieving a AAB) but I'm still worried my application would be looked down upon by the admissions team.
As to why I want to do business- I'd love to work in something close to art but including maths, or open my own art business. I have also been a logical thinker ever since I could remember, and only did art in my A-levels because I had a huge passion for it and because of my then undiagnosed ADHD I physically couldn't focus in class. I honestly love maths, weirdly enough lol. I miss it.
Additional note: What should I say to my A-Levels teacher? Would he even be able to write me a reference and say I'm suitable for Business when I've done three art A-Levels?
Degrees I'd love to do: Finance and Accounting, Business and Economics, Business Management or Marketing.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Hello @einhuvi,

It's difficult to say without knowing your exact situation, but it sounds like you would be in a great position to apply for one of our flexible business degrees as we don't require specific subjects at A-Level. We have a variety of different business degrees, which you can explore here: https://bit.ly/4a4RFCS

Our online degrees focus on flexibility, giving you structure when you need it, and the freedom to start, study and progress at your own pace. If that sounds interesting, you can explore LIBF further here: https://bit.ly/4349Aaa.

I hope that this helps and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions.

Thanks! - Becky
Just be aware that London Institute of Banking & Finance is NOT a University, its just an online provider - and has a very limited academic reputation.
Original post by einhuvi
Hello,
I'm in first year of an art course focused on comics and concept art, but I have now decided to drop out. I have lost my drive for art because of it, and I haven't learnt much of anything. So here's my question- Could I get into a Business degree? I have achieved an AAA at A-Level, but they're all art based (Photography, Graphic Communication and Fine Art). I am looking to go to University of Liverpool and there are no specific subject requirements for the courses I want (aside from achieving a AAB) but I'm still worried my application would be looked down upon by the admissions team.
As to why I want to do business- I'd love to work in something close to art but including maths, or open my own art business. I have also been a logical thinker ever since I could remember, and only did art in my A-levels because I had a huge passion for it and because of my then undiagnosed ADHD I physically couldn't focus in class. I honestly love maths, weirdly enough lol. I miss it.
Additional note: What should I say to my A-Levels teacher? Would he even be able to write me a reference and say I'm suitable for Business when I've done three art A-Levels?
Degrees I'd love to do: Finance and Accounting, Business and Economics, Business Management or Marketing.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Have you discussed this with your current tutors and checked out modules for future years? You say that you'd like to run an art business in the future. My impression of the later years of these courses is that there is an increasing focus on these skills and real life experience.

It is certainly true that it isn't unusual for people to feel that studying for art qualifications kills the joy of making art for them... but I'd've thought if you survived 3 Art A levels with it intact, you'd be OK on your current course in that respect.

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