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    (Original post by Pandora77)
    Well I will be starting a Postgraduate Degree in Fine Art at the London University of the Arts next academic year. It is not even a Painting or Sculpture course but one that specialises in "Conceptual Art". My fee's and maintenance grant totalling over £8,000 is being paid for by the government, and I don't need to pay any of it back. I know this may seem a waste of money to some people but I couldn't give a monkey's :p:, I'm going to have the time of my life! I'm not cut out for anything else, I'm a born artist.
    Which course/college? I'm going to Chelsea for MA textile design
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    :console:

    If it makes you feel any better, I'm doing Music

    yey at oxford too!? well done! I'm going to Boston University so I won't have to put up with the weird looks for much longer at my parent's social events! woo!:woo:
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    (Original post by kittensmittens)
    Which course/college? I'm going to Chelsea for MA textile design

    OMG that picture in your signature is just about the cutest thing ever! :yes:
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    Ironic that there should be a grammatical failing in the thread title.

    Well considering what I'm going to be studying, I'm inclined to agree nonetheless.
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    It concerns me that a prospective Arts student can't punctuate. At least Science students have an excuse there. FAIL OP, you've just given them another excuse to think that Arts students are idiots.
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    (Original post by SpamBa)
    I get fed up of people who don't understand the correct way to use apostrophes:

    Straightforward plural (Apples, Dancers) = no apostrophe.

    Singular posessive (Katie's book, James's hat) = apostrophe before the letter 's'

    Plural posessive (the boys' idea, the lions' breakfast) = apostrophe after the letter 's'

    :yep:
    :adore: I finally understand after all these years! :p: I'm not even joking! I hate apostrophes!
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    [QUOTE=Simplicity

    You find maths boring because you have no vision. See if you wanted to play a musical instrument but was only given the scales and you couldn't hear any music then you could wrongly accuse music of being boring. See the language of nature is maths. Although, yeah maths gets interested the higher up you go for example if you study some linear algebra and group theory it gets really interesting. Plus, in uni stuff you will cover stuff like objects in higher dimensions. So yeah, you get to think about stuff like infinity or QM.[/QUOTE]

    No, the person was absolutely right, maths and science ARE boring
    And also, yeah its so annoying when people look down on art and design degrees, when they dont realise how much work it actually involves and that really if you look around you, design and art are incorporated into everything somehow =) thats my opinion anywayz...
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    im going to do a BA, even though im doing one of the most mathmatical economics courses around.....
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    (Original post by bananacake14)
    Is advertising and graphic design a "mickey mouse" degree?
    Of course not. Be proud of what interests you. Ignore stuck up TSR people who think their career choice is better than everybody else's.
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    (Original post by Kai Hiwatari)
    No, the person was absolutely right, maths and science ARE boring
    And also, yeah its so annoying when people look down on art and design degrees, when they dont realise how much work it actually involves and that really if you look around you, design and art are incorporated into everything somehow =) thats my opinion anywayz...
    So is Maths/Science?

    I think that how some people are so interested in how things work/could work in the future is really endearing. I also think that The Arts makes life more interesting.
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    (Original post by kittensmittens)
    Which course/college? I'm going to Chelsea for MA textile design
    My brother is in Chelsea, I think it's probably the best looking out of all the UAL colleges. :p:
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    (Original post by L i b)
    Who is Art?
    This. And why do you want to do his degree? :p:
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    It's because Art degrees are not proper degrees. You can study them in your spare time - why do you need to go to university to do it? You only get a few hours of lectures per week, so in my opinion it is a total waste of time. Dedicate your life to something worthwhile. You will not contribute anything to the community by studying history/english etc
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    I'm doing fine art next year and i really dont care what anyone has to say about it. I do however respect the sciences hugely, but it's no use comparing things so different.
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    It's because Art degrees are not proper degrees. You can study them in your spare time - why do you need to go to university to do it? You only get a few hours of lectures per week, so in my opinion it is a total waste of time. Dedicate your life to something worthwhile. You will not contribute anything to the community by studying history/english etc
    You say this, but then you've also criticised my degree, which also had few contact hours (approx. 12 a week), and I've seen arts students (notably performance/theatre) who spend most of their study hours in formal contact. Seems you generalise a bit too much. Do you have a similar problem with BA economics?
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    It's because Art degrees are not proper degrees. You can study them in your spare time - why do you need to go to university to do it? You only get a few hours of lectures per week, so in my opinion it is a total waste of time. Dedicate your life to something worthwhile. You will not contribute anything to the community by studying history/english etc
    So History is a complete and utter waste of time is it? We should only live in the present and completely disregard the past?

    The fact of the matter is you're not going to get a well rounded view of History particularly if you want to work in the field if you're just reading selected books from your local town library, tuition in the area is on the whole necessary. With strong competition for jobs a degree is usually a minimum requirement now.

    Just because you lack the insight into what you can do with a History degree doesn't mean you should slate it otherwise people are simply going to say Economics? That means you can only work in a bank right :/
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    (Original post by jenny28)
    I got fed up with everyone making out as if Art's degrees are worth nothing! Would it be better to spend money on doing a degree that we don't enjoy!! The fact is that a lot of jobs such as Graphic Designers and especially things like Architecture you need a degree for, so we want to go to university and get a degree. If you enjoy Law and so you want to go to Cambridge to do Law to be a lawyer then why shouldn't we enjoy an Art's subject and go to a university that offers a lot of good art's courses to get a good job that we will enjoy!
    Hey, just think that you will have a career you enjoy and be happy in, unlike alot of people.
    I studied an ND in photography for 2 years, then decided that i didnt want to carry on with that, so changed to do a science degree, but as long as you're happy, it shouldn't really matter to anyone else.
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    It's because Art degrees are not proper degrees. You can study them in your spare time - why do you need to go to university to do it? You only get a few hours of lectures per week, so in my opinion it is a total waste of time. Dedicate your life to something worthwhile. You will not contribute anything to the community by studying history/english etc
    There's so many ridiculous claims in here that I am going to break them down one by one.

    It's because Art degrees are not proper degrees.
    Many of the subjects studied as Arts are as old as the concept of universities themselves, at least in the west (I.e., circa 12th century.) These same subjects cover topic widely regarded as valid academic endeavours. There is not a glut of employers refusing to hire arts degrees, and if arts degrees were bad there would be. Ergo, by reasonable criteria, arts degrees are 'proper degrees'.

    You can study them in your spare time - why do you need to go to university to do it?
    Some sciences can be studied in your own time, too, most notably mathematics and your own subject of economics (as much as that is a 'science'). That you can study arts at home ignores the point of an arts degree; that you are in contact with some of the most knowledgeable people in the world for that field. It also ignores that the value of the degree is also in part the formal recognition that you are capable of succeeding in academic endeavour at that level, and thus have the skills associated with that.

    You only get a few hours of lectures per week, so in my opinion it is a total waste of time.
    You have the support and contact with tutors who have office hours. It also means you have to do your own research, which as noted is a valuable skill (and demonstrates you can work unsupervised and are a self-starter).

    Dedicate your life to something worthwhile.
    I think it is quite worthwhile, thank you, and to be awfully frank I'm not sure how arrogant you seem declaring others' passions to not be 'worthwhile' because you don't like them.

    You will not contribute anything to the community by studying history/english etc
    Of all the things you've said this is probably the one that is most demonstrably not the case. History can lead to a career in archives, and archives are a crucial service for business, local government, etc. If you want to trace your family, you visit an archive and get help from a professional archivist. This is contributing to the community in a very real sense.

    If your view of 'contributing anything to the community' is limited to only the production of new material goods, then I really do feel sorry for you.
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    surely you perform more highly in a subject you enjoy because you want to do it?

    and for those saying you dont need a degree in things such as media studies; i studied media in college at a level and not only did it teach me about how films and so on are constructed it also dealt with aspects of psychology, english, maths, science and business. so although you may think its just watching films and pratting around with a camera put some thought into it first...
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    Bitter much y'all?
 
 
 
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