Studying art will not keep you out of a life in IT
ITworld|January 3, 2014
If all the work of the future is in high tech, it stands to reason that your non-technical degree – in the liberal arts, fine arts, or a non-technical science – will leave you out of that future, right?
Nope. That’s a myth.
If you were lucky enough to choose a course of study because you were interested in the subject and not simply hoping to get a job after college, then you have something the future – even the highly technical one we are hurtling towards -- needs. Art? Anthropology? English? History? French poetry? If you were passionate enough about it to study it, it is an asset, even in a technical field. As Steve Jobs said (in 2010), "It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing."
What you studied is part of who you are. Maybe you need to add some technical skills to that. But knowledge -- and passion -- are always good.