As a young creative, a question you must ask yourself, is if going to university is the only way to get into the creative industry? It’s frustrating trying to manoeuvre your way through the world of art and having a passion for arts isn’t a crime. So why are we constantly met with challenges and dead-ends? With the cost-of-living rising and rent prices soaring, the decision on whether to go to university has become more difficult.
Is university worth the stress?
Many of us stand divided as to whether university is really worth it. The £9,000 tuition fee is enough to scare the boldest of people, however the connections and relationships developed is by no doubt the best part of the experience. There’s pros and cons for everything and we think there’s enough arguments as to whether pursuing a creative course is really needed as a young person.
What’s happening on the evening?
The Barbican enters the fray and provides the answers to your question with their upcoming event, “Is university really worth it?” Part of Young Arts Academy – a free network aimed at young creatives and individuals aspiring to work in the arts or creative industries. The Young Arts Academy addresses this issue with a panel discussion. Enlisting tutors and students from the city’s universities and performing arts institutes, such as:
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Goldsmiths, University of London
Central St Martins – University of the Arts London
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
So if you’re a young person (aged 14-25) and considering a degree in the creative arts then come down to The Barbican on 25th April at 6:30pm – Forbisher Room 1, Level 4
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