Qualifications in artistic subjects are mocked by some yet admired by others, and that’s because you don’t necessarily need a degree to be a good dancer, artist or photographer, and a qualification may not be crucial to your career.
Some people will say that you just have to get out there and get the experience, ‘forget the qualifications’, but it’s even better if you can do both. Just because a subject is not academic, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not important.
Some companies will put qualifications above experience while others will just want to see real work experience and if you’re deciding on whether to not to undertake an arts degree, make sure you consider the route you want to take and the companies you aspire to work for.
No degree is useless, but only you can make it useful.