Is 'Art' an academic subject?

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This might sound stupid but I was unsure as to whether A- Level Art is an academic subject.

Does anybody know?
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p.s. is 'Business Studies' an academic subject?
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Hey,
I have often wondered this, but I have to say...I think not. I would of said that Art is more about creativity and expression than knowledgable or academic. When I was aplying for a scholorship, they also told me at GCSE not to select Art or Drama because they were not 'academic' subjects.

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I'm still unsure as to what it means for a subject to be academic. But I get the feeling Economics is more academic than Business Studies. Does 'academic' mean that when you study it, it's basically textbooks and 'table and chairs' study?
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(Original post by -=flyboy=-)
When I was aplying for a scholorship, they also told me at GCSE not to select Art or Drama because they were not 'academic' subjects.

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Would that be 'scholorship' or 'scholarship' then?

And no, imho, Art is not academic.
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Would that be 'scholorship' or 'scholarship' then?

And no, imho, Art is not academic.

God damn it every time! Get it with grammer too, or do I mean grammAr?

Hey hey

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(Original post by ZJuwelH)
I'm still unsure as to what it means for a subject to be academic. But I get the feeling Economics is more academic than Business Studies. Does 'academic' mean that when you study it, it's basically textbooks and 'table and chairs' study?

Err, to put it bluntly...yes

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Academic = subjects that can be mixed into a variety of careers
Vocational = subjects that apply to only 1 working criteria


Unlike other subjects, Art can be either be academic or vocational.
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Academic = subjects that can be mixed into a variety of careers
Vocational = subjects that apply to only 1 working criteria


Unlike other subjects, Art can be either be academic or vocational.
Which catergory does law fit into?
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I would say it's academic
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Which catergory does law fit into?
Depends where you study it I suppose...
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none of the 2 r traditional academic subjects
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none of the 2 r traditional academic subjects
I was actually thinking of law at degree-level.
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
Which catergory does law fit into?
It depends what the course is like.
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Art is preferred in GCSE by unis for medicine
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Art is preferred in GCSE by unis for medicine
What, because it shows you are skilled with your hands?
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Every A-level is academic, even art. They're academic because you have to do revision and an exam.

AVCEs are vocational because there's no exams, it's all coursework and external portfollios.
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im not too sure, read it somewhere. Like the foreign languages is preferred by Unis for Law than the usual history and latin
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
Which catergory does law fit into?
Hmm Law never used to be considered an academic subject (I know a successful solicitor in his 60s who never went to Uni, he just learnt it on the job) but it pretty much is one now; it's not entirely vocational, I read somewhere that "only" 60% of law grads actual go into a legal career.
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I read somewhere that "only" 60% of law grads actual go into a legal career.
and the rest become milkmen.
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