Why Study the Arts in Europe? – ELIA collaboration

Dr Sarah Pinto, historian and Course Director for Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University, says degrees in the arts are favoured among prospective students, in part due to the flexibility and diversity that the degree offers.

‘Transferable skills are required across a range of different career professions – business, government, community sector, not-for-profits. There’s no limit to their value,’ Dr Pinto says.

The demand for transferable skills is forecast to increase from 53% in 2000 to 63% by 2030, and therefore a demand for graduates who studied the arts is on the rise. But why should students choose Europe to study the arts?

Historical and multidisciplinary institutions

Many institutions across Europe, especially those in the arts, have a long-standing history and traditions in a variety of artistic disciplines – fine art, design, music, architecture, dance, theatre, and more. Studying in Europe would allow you to study in the birthplace of a lot of the great movements in these artistic disciplines – you could study classic opera in Italy where Lablanche sang his heart out, fine art in France where Monet was inspired, or Theatre in England where the bard was born and gone are the days when students would be required to choose just one institution to study at.