Why should Public Universities fund Art Programs when people who really want to do that can go to an Institute?

For instance, if you really want to study art, there's Art Schools. Or if you really want to be a famous musician, you could apply to Julliard. Ditto for dance. Why should taxpayers be funding art professors? And why should students get some BFA that will probably land them no job?

Asked By: - 11/14/2011
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I am a wildlife and mural artist. I have been working in the field of art for over 35years, run my own company for all of that time and also taught art in businesses and through my own studio. Part of my skill is not just my artwork. It is knowledge in art history, graphics and also business that helped me get jobs... More
Answered By: ARTmom - 11/14/2011
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Good question. A public university's main responsibility is to its local community. I think any art program should emphasize local culture. There's only so much room at Juliard, so I would support University of XYZ having a less competitive but more locally significant music program to study indigenous music XYZ.
Answered By: Woll Smoth - 11/14/2011
Well, you are saying that Art has no place in public education - that we need to have plain ugly buildings and no public sculpture and only people who want to go deep into debt or are rich or sponsored by rich people should have art education. And the public does not need people educated in art history to be able to... More
Answered By: Mike1942f - 11/14/2011
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