Creative arts add real economic value

Recent media reports have exhibited an undercurrent of suspicion towards tertiary study in the creative arts.

The implication is that by including creative arts in their tertiary studies, students are using valuable government resources to pursue “hobby” subjects instead of opting for more “serious” economically-worthwhile subjects like agriculture, science, engineering and maths.

Let’s look into this idea of value. Take the most successful company in the world at the moment, Apple. One of the longest serving and critical members of the team that designed the iPhone and iPad is a creative arts graduate from New Zealand.

Read more here at The New Zealand Herald website.