Lots of interesting points in your post.
Originally Posted by Svend Videbak
On point that strikes me, and from a couple of other posts, is the different groupings that come under 'fine art' (however loosely) in different countries/countries.
In the U.K. theatre, music are not generally referred to as 'fine art' subjects but 'arts' subjects. 'Fine art' would now tend also to include subjects such as ceramics and textiles, with film-making possibly in the 'fine arts' group or possibly in 'media studies' (part of 'arts') depending on content....
I agree there's not much point distinguishing. It all becomes fairly arbitrary, particularly as the nature of 'art' is often, and increasingly, to break down boundaries.
You can also study photography full-time as a vocation, rather than an 'art' - i.e. an HND (or HNC) - Higher National Diploma/Certificate rather than a degree. I suppose it must be the same everywhere? It seems the boundaries here are a bit blurry, though the HND is definitely more technical and supposed to be more geared to the world of work, with lots of projects and deadlines, and the essays are probably shorter, though more frequent - and on the degree generally from what I understand you can be a lot more arty-farty In the end, though, not sure it makes a lot of difference....
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