How Do You Make An Arts Major Angry? [Pic]

Submitted by: f0rk0 6 years ago in Funny

Send them this photo. Heh, enjoy poverty, art geek.
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Male 181
I have a fine arts degree and I also approve of this photo.

But honestly, other than teachers, doctors and engineers, does anyone really care about your degree after you`ve been working for 5 years or more?
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Male 71
Every idea or concept starts on paper. Art can make you money if you know how to use that degree, especially in the entertainment industry. Video Games (World of Warcraft)? Films (Pixar)? Artists are needed to bring ideas to life. I bet most of you haven`t even thought of the amount of people needed to make everything you see on the screen happen right? Who animates all those characters? Who designs the worlds? Even during the planning stages (story boarding) artists are needed for planning and concept drawings. While it`s true that we aren`t dependant on it, Art provides color to an otherwise dull world, a window into someone`s imagination.

Art has a bad name because a lot of the people who are in it aren`t that serious about it. How do you really grade something as abstract as art? so people take it to just "pass by college". But the people who are serious about art really do well. It`s a highly competitive field (moreso than most) and not a lot of people are up fo
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Male 794
hhhmmm i gots me an arts degree, yet somehow i make more money than my friends with business degrees, plus i dont live at home or have to share my space with a roomate, but i have no idea where i placed my diploma, will have to check the bathroom when i get home today
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Male 2,860
Heck, that was on the stalls at my uni back in 1990. Find something new.
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Male 1
just thought i`d mention three things.

1. Don`t assume that science and engineering students don`t enjoy their subjects or working in them, because it just so happens we have an interest or talent in it.

2. there is an argument that arts degrees cost everyone else money. in the uk (where i study) we have a student loans system, and if you dont earn above a certain amount you dont have to pay back anything, or only a set amount depending on income. therefore if you do an arts degree because you enjoy it youre letting other people pay for what you enjoy, through the government`s loan not being repaid, using money that could be used more productively elsewhere, whereas most scientists and engineers tend to pay back their loans.

3. art is not what we are dependent on, its functional design, which is really more of an engineering than an arts thing
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Male 15,832
Always avoid subjects in which the best possible job you can hope to get is teaching that subject.
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Male 149
I`d rather be rich then interesting
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Female 346
I`m an art ed major, but this was hilarious because it`s true... at least we know and accept it!
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Male 10,440
[quote] You cut all your fingers off? Howd u manage that? [/quote]
I`m thinking table saw. Poor gary.
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Male 10,440
[quote] i`d rather be poor than boring! [/quote]

I`d rather be rich than more interesting, because I`m interesting already.
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Male 25,416
true
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Female 1,356
stop trying to discourage me!!! i`d rather be poor than boring!
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Male 72
@gary8162

You cut all your fingers off? Howd u manage that?
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Male 543
hahahahaah
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Male 945
30 years ago, when I was in college for architecture, I accidentally cut my fingers off. After they were re-attached, I took art courses to retrain my hand. My teacher told me every piece of crap I turned out was art. Jeez.
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Male 5,413
I`d get a million quid for this!
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Male 5,194
[quote]Now, Normal Rockwell was an artist who doesn`t get the credit he deserves.[/quote]

Rockwell gets tons of credit. It`s his predecessor, J C Leyendecker, who never gets a mention.
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Male 4,680
Oh man, I must have at least 100 art major degrees in my airing cupboard! I`M RICH!
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Male 1,256
Hey, I happen to be working my ass off for this degree! I will admit, there are some lazy dicks that try to half-ass their way through the degree. I, however, focus just as hard on making good, powerful art as any other major focuses on their discipline.
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Male 38,511
[quote] Art is the production of something that requires skill [/quote]
Oh puh-leez!
Mastering control of your bowels is a learned skill but you are not producing art.

Now, Normal Rockwell was an artist who doesn`t
get the credit he deserves.
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Male 2,229
it`s sort funny, but mostly lame, due to the fact that a `degree` has a specialty (which is unstated), ans `Arts` the field of study. So tempted to call `fail` to this...
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Female 2,509
"These days most art is produced by lazy hacks."

So what are the one called that produce no art?
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Male 2,422
These days most art is produced by lazy hacks.
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Male 1,623
Art is the production of something that requires skill because it requires skill. It is the most solid definition we have and some of that which some label art today does not fit the definition.
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Male 101
i have an art degree, and i love this photo, its so true
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Male 6,694
Ouch.
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Male 38,511
[quote]everything around us that we use and see in our everyday lives has been designed by someone[/quote]
A Twinkie comes in a clear package so you can see the deliciousness of the cream-filled yellow cake. This is package design not art. If you are going to extend the definition of `art` to include a Fruit Loops box then writing my name in the snow is also art.

Art is great, but it`s a reach to say our every day lives are `dependant` on art.
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Male 5,194
Also: wipe ass on parents money.
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Female 1,894
thats some cute toilet paper! with lil dandilions on it :)
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Female 84
@ Gerry1of1, pretty much everything around us that we use and see in our everyday lives has been designed by someone. I think roin_16 should probably re-word their comment from art to design (even though you could class it as the same thing with most stuff)
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Female 102
I was an art major :[ Not cool.

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Male 182
They get jobs because they are good, not because they have degrees.

(Stupid inaccurate character limit...)
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Male 182
@Jowsh and blckhawk1234

I`m with you, trust me, but university is NOT the way to go about it if your "thing" is art or anything art related.

If you want to get a job in an art based field, they`re going to want to see a portfolio. If you have a degree and an ok portfolio and your competition has a stunning portfolio but no degree, you can bet that you wont be the one getting the job.

A portfolio is something that you can produce on your own, for practically nothing, whilst teaching yourself the skills that you need and doing what you enjoy every step of the way.

If you go to uni you`ll be rewarded with a worthless piece of paper and a lifetime of debt that said paper will never help you pay back, and you`ll still have to teach yourself the important stuff and make a portfolio anyway.

The only graduates of these courses who are successful are usually ones that were already good before they started the course. They get jobs because t
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Male 15,510
Talking about abstract art
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Male 518
YEA! DAMN PEOPLE DOING THINGS THEY ENJOY! They should be unhappy til they retired like the rest of us!! /sarcasm
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Male 38,511

roin_16 - [quote]"i love how many ppl dont realize how much their lives depend on art"[/quote]
Please, enlighten me.
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Male 1,237
Wow so many ignorant drats - some people actually do what they WANT to do with their life instead of rotting in their office cell
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Male 575
because art majors really think they`ll get rich. Artists tend to do art ... to make art. Getting rich and famous would rock but I don`t think to many people really expect that to happen. I`m a dance major, I fully expect to be a penniless shmuck for most of my life. I do dance because I love dancing. Crazy concept.
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Male 480
Selous,did you mean "paid" not "payed"? And during a discussion on education too! ;-)
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Male 1,197
perhaps you should have done a trade rather than a uni degree, tradies are being payed much more than uni degree holders by a great deal, but u might have to get dirty ... and work for a living
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Male 1,678
"I`m not a humanities major, but what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys? Sometimes people want the education for intrinsic reasons, not extrinsic ones. What`s wrong with that?"

A degree`s an investment, thats why they cost so goddamn much to get these days, people want a return on their investment. I can`t see why Uni`s even offer degree`s in things like Art, its basically a hobby that lots of people have but only a miniscule percentage can make a living out of, kind of like golf, can be a fun way to pass time but the chances of making it pro are ridiculously slim.

My degree is in computing, which would seem pretty useful in the modern age, but its still near impossible to get a job in right now. I graduated 6 months ago and the only work I`ve had since is stacking shelves in a toy shop. The real world can be hard, don`t make it harder by being a douche.
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Male 798
roin_16: I think many people appreciate the importance of art, but the point is that there aren`t many job listings titled "Seeking applicant with B.A. in Fine Art, with no specialization and who has no knowledge of and cannot contribute to a business environment."
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Female 82
i love how many ppl dont realize how much their lives depend on art
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Male 1,244
I saw a toilet paper dispenser that said "wipe for mexican family photos"
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Female 4,086
@gerry

"wash your hands before you make more fries"

genius!
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Male 12,138
When I was back in Uni, there was such a message above the toilet paper in the Geoscience building. The message there was "Geography Degrees, please take one." I was doing an undergrad degree in Geology at the time (in the same building, shared between Geography and Geology).

I was going out with a girl at the time who was doing a geography degree while I was doing my final year in Geology. She had 6 hours of classes per week, I had 42.

Not trying be an ass, but last time I checked on her she was still a receptionist in an optician`s shop.

For anyone debating what courses to take in college... Science is hard, kids. There`s a reason why scientists and engineers are among the top paying professions in the world, and conversely why Arts courses are some of the most popular to apply for.

Sure, you might end up top of your game and good luck to ya, but you`re more likely to end up manning a front desk, or flipping burgers.
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Male 2,516
haha @Maromi, and lol @freddyferret. Nailed it
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Male 38,511
@ Maromi

Repeat after me, " We don`t serve breakfast after 10:30 a.m. ".
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Male 776
"what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys?"

the value vanishes when you are learning how to do something that is subjective, easy to learn on your own or from very many people, and financially devastating if you suck (and the vast majority of people with art degrees do suck).
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Male 182
@hwkiller

Because universities teach you nothing at all that you could not learn yourself, at home, for the cost of an internet connection and a few textbooks.
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Male 7,611
i guess the same can be said with a degree in philosophy.
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Female 1,095
:( I`m an art major.
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Male 11,740
That is such bullpoo. The toilet paper is worth a whole lot more.
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Male 1,548
@hwkiller
[quote]what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys?[/quote]
the fact that the rest of us have to listen to their bitching because they later regretted their life choices.
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Male 38,511
[quote]what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys?[/quote]

the purpose of higher education is to train you to be a more productive adult. To survive the concrete jungles of the real world. NOT to sit and contemplate navel lint.

Degrees have always been valued by their monetary gain. That`s why all jewish mamma`s want their daughters to marry lawyers or doctors.
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Male 490
:/

I hate that the value of a degree is now judged by the economic benefits of the degree.

I`m not a humanities major, but what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys? Sometimes people want the education for intrinsic reasons, not extrinsic ones. What`s wrong with that?
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Male 515
I`m so glad I have the arrogance of being an engineering major to enjoy this.
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Male 38,511
when you`re done with that degree
wash your hands before you make more fries.
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Male 319
Same is true for all the humanities, really.
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Male 182
Yeah, that`s pretty accurate.
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Female 482
Link: How Do You Make An Arts Major Angry? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Send them this photo. Heh, enjoy poverty, art geek.
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