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Is it wise to pick creative courses in university such as Music, Film Studies, Photography, Fine Arts and such? Languages and Architecture are not counted

Asked by: KayFoo
Is it wise to pick creative courses in university such as Music, Film Studies, Photography, Fine Arts and such? Languages and Architecture are not counted
  • We have the freedom to

    Growing up from an Asian family, we are normally reminded to not pick courses like these for the fear that they will not get you a job in the future. But in my opinion, we have the freedom to do so. This also helps in the national economy in a way by diversifying our economy via the music or film industry etc. Instead of relying heavily on a single income source

  • But Define Wise

    It depends largely on your definition of wise. It also depends on your perception of the purpose of education. Either way, I would choose something that is hard (not Film Studies or Photography) and that you couldn't learn without the help of experts in the field (so not Fine Arts or music performance; academic music theory is a different case). This is because by going to University you're spending a lot of money to acquire something. What you acquire really should be of great value, even if it is useless. In order for something to be of great value it must be scarce or hard to obtain. So, to not waste your time, you just have to ask yourself what kind of knowledge is hard to obtain and therefore well-exchanged for your hard earned cash.

    If by "wise" you mean economically prudent, than the answer is probably just no.


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