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Get a real degree!
Posted 5/11/11 , edited 5/11/11
I'm a bit concerned about the mentality of people these days.

I decided to re-activate my facebook account and I saw this group called:

"I finish uni on the 18th May.. LOL, jk, I do a real degree"

Basically what it's tryinn to say is that people who finish their year in university early don't study for a "real degree" meaning things like Media, Art, Perfoming arts etc don't count as real because they aren't academic. For starters I do a very academic degree (and I finish on the 20th Dx) , but so does a lot of the people who "liked" this page. But for people so intellegent and well educated why do they have to be so stuck up their own assholes? Why do people constantly belittle people just because of their intellegence or lack of and because their degree is more academic then theirs. Someone on this group said English isn't a real subject. I don't study English so I don't know but the creator of this group is actually very mean.

One user said this:

"A real degree is anything but film/media studies. FACT."

But then without those subjects we wouldn't have shit on TV. A majority of these users are university students.
So yeah this is our future: more snobs thinking they're superior to one another because of their degree.


So what do you think of this group and what I've just told you?
Do you think subjects that aren't academic such as Media/Art/Film Productions/English lit etc aren't real degrees?
Do you think they're useless? Lack the use of brain power?

I mean you get stupid things like a degree in Michael Jackson, or a degree in David Becham (or so I heard), however.

Posted 5/11/11

So what do you think of this group and what I've just told you?


About as dumb as any other facebook group.


Do you think subjects that aren't academic such as Media/Art/Film Productions/English lit etc aren't real degrees?


Let the arts and it's own media contribute in the way it was meant to, blurrying the lines and comparing it to academics is meaningless and pointless.


Do you think they're useless? Lack the use of brain power?


Not at all. Art stimulates the imagination and I think progressively being flexible in imagination is a good thing even for those that are excelling in academics-- it is a milestone that shows you aren't narrow-minded and you are more open-minded about possibilities.

Posted 5/11/11
So what do you think of this group and what I've just told you?

Appalling. I think its disgusting when people belittle others because they don't do a degree in a top University or anything. I'm doing a science course, but I'm not afraid to admit its not in a very prestigious University and I am pretty dumb. I can only do Math if I study it hard, it doesn't come naturally at all. I doubt it does to many, they just like to THINK they're born intelligent. Intelligence should be measured on every aspect, not just whether you can solve an equation.

Do you think subjects that aren't academic such as Media/Art/Film Productions/English lit etc aren't real degrees?

I think they are very REAL degrees. A few of my friends are on Art degrees, and people just don't realize how much effort goes into artwork, its time consuming, stressful, you get beat-down and criticized more than anyone else. Also it takes a hell of a lot of brain power to come up with a witty and successful piece of writing or drawing. Most artists I've met are very intelligent, they've just chosen a different path.

Do you think they're useless? Lack the use of brain power?

Some artists are just whack but people like Graphic Designers and Illustrators really have their work cut out and work very hard. So I defend students on these types of courses very much! Some Science/Maths students are very stuck up and I hate some people on my course with a passion.
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So what do you think of this group and what I've just told you?
Stupid, like any and all Facebook activities.

Do you think subjects that aren't academic such as Media/Art/Film Productions/English lit etc aren't real degrees?
NO. I believe that they are just a creditable as any academic program, it can also be more difficult due to people like the ones in the group. Art/Media is part of our culutre and offer several jobs. I also feel that these degrees are harder to obtain and those who have them have REAL talent in the field.

Do you think they're useless? Lack the use of brain power?
No, and I said, it's part of world culture. And, hell now they don't lack brain power. You have to be BEYOND talented to recieve media degree, especially art. It takes a lot of skill to be good enough to be worthy of a degree in such fields. I have a friend in art school right now and she has MAJOR talent.

These people are just being stupid, not everyone needs to be boring and academic all the time. It's insulting, especially since I'm going for an English degree starting next year.
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Posted 5/11/11
i think there is a job out there for everyone. Einstein once said "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." i dont see why we judge people by there skills in subjects im horrible with math but im sure that i could stomp a mathematician in history.
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Posted 5/11/11 , edited 5/11/11
I am art major, and it takes a time and effort. I do enjoy it, so much, that I spent time in studio until 10pm. Ceramic takes a lot of process from throwing, trimming, and glazing, so a piece of art could be damage from any stage. Yes, in the art program, the students have to take art history classes and general education classes, so it is not just studio classes. A degree in college means studying in an area, and it could be anything. My biology professor specialized in bugs, so anything could be study. Art is part of our daily life like ads, clothes, shoes, jewelery, pillow case, blankets, rugs, cups, bowls, vase, cakes, etc, so it is connected to our world.
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Posted 5/11/11
Who takes FB groups seriously, anyways? Fuck, dawg!
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Arts Degree: Why? No need for College. Pick up some art supplies and you're good to go (seriously)!

Film Degree: A film degree means nothing in Hollywood. No one cares about the short films you've made or your film degree. You NEED connections.

Media Degree: ... Get an English degree instead. Who goes to a college to pursue a media degree?

If you're pursuing any of these degrees because you love the subject - good for you but you have to double major. In terms of employment prospects, don't kid yourself... 

As for passion - [insert blah blah blah about passion here]. Have fun paying back those student loans while working minimum wage and barely scraping by.... But that doesn't matter because you followed your passion without double majoring.

I am laughing my rear off at the comment about the media degree. Yes, you have to be extremely talented to get a media degree...
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Posted 5/11/11 , edited 5/11/11
i have an artist friend who's obnoxious enough without a media degree. i can't imagine what would happen if he had one..

here's a typical conversation we have.

me: i understand your sketchbook is full. nice..
him: you can't understand it coz' you're not an artist. i have the tortured soul to perceive things normal people can't.
me: cool story bro. btw your coffee's getting cold.
him: it's not getting cold. it is losing heat therefore its essence..
me: whatever bro..
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Posted 5/12/11
A degree is just a degree, it does not say that much about you. Sure there are some degrees, which are quite more difficult to obtain than others and I think that scientific degrees tend to be the more difficult ones. But still if people think that they are particularly smart, because they have a scientific degree, well they are most likely not. Those who are outstanding smart are often at the top of their class and therefore they know that quite a lot of "average" people get the same degree as them. But also being top of the class does not have to mean anything, because the level of difficulty differs a lot between universities. Also one might (just) be outstanding hard-working.

People should study what they like (or don´t study at all, if their goals lies at the end of a different path), but also they have to realize that they have to make a living with what they have learned during their studies.
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Posted 5/12/11
I find art degrees to be retarded. Art is all subjective. Why would someone get a degree on something subjective?
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Posted 5/12/11 , edited 5/12/11
I think it is a bit ridiculous, I understand that to a certain extent a specilised degree help you get into a specilised job and i'm not belittling anyone who knows what they want to do with their lives. But our uni has a course for a degree in shoe design (yes 3 years on shoes!), on underwear design, and a golf management degree. I'm not at a top university or anything but I think it ruins the respectability of the traditional courses. I'm not saying people shouldnt be able to do these courses but I think they should call them something other than a degree...
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Posted 5/12/11

Han_Solo wrote:
So what do you think of this group and what I've just told you?
Do you think subjects that aren't academic such as Media/Art/Film Productions/English lit etc aren't real degrees?
Do you think they're useless? Lack the use of brain power?



I think the problem is one of perception. If you do a degree in a traditional subject like physics, maths, history etc. then when a potential employer looks at your qualifications they see something that may not be specifically relevant to the job but is perceived as needing effort. When I had my interview for my current job for example, the interviewer was impressed by my degree despite the fact that it wasn't related to the job, and I have no doubt that it helped me to get the job.

Degrees like Media Studies, however, are (rightly or wrongly) perceived as "soft" degrees that people do because they can't be bothered to do a "proper" degree. In that sense, they are generally "useless" because they don't help employability outside of a limited range of jobs. In fact, if you are seen as having taken a "soft option" an employer might see you as lazy as not even bother interviewing you.

You could argue that education isn't designed just to help you get a job at the end of it, and the skills you learn doing any degree are valuable. However, IMHO anyone who is considering a degree needs to consider how employers will perceive it, especially given the expense of university.

Posted 5/12/11 , edited 5/12/11
Rock bottom is the best degree you'll ever receive.

Edit: if you want a degree, go for some profession you want and not just what others want.
Posted 5/12/11 , edited 5/12/11
By "real" degree, I think they mean a degree that results in you making good money.
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