Top 5 “Useless” Majors

Top 5 “Useless” Majors


Recently I was perusing through my facebook,
just minding my own business, when I see this The top 5 “Useless” majors Now I am fully aware that the word “useless”
is in quotations, but I was given no context so I can’t tell if it was sarcastic. If it wasn’t, then this picture is all sorts
or wrong. Regardless of if it was sarcastic, I wanna
tell you, and maybe your family, I dunno whose gonna watch this why each one is definitely
not useless. From bottom to top. #5 Architecture. This one makes me wanna face desk, which is
the extreme version of face palming. According to google, Architecture is the art
or practice of designing and constructing buildings. You know who needs buildings? FREAKING EVERYONE Your house is a building Your school is a building The servers that host YouTube are in a building. You like YouTube right? Sure some building aren’t pretty, but someone
had to design it! the blueprints don’t just magically appear
from the havens. And before you go like “but we have plenty
of buildings we don’t need anymore which is why its useless” I’m gonna say you
are wrong, like entirely wrong. Like where did you get that idea that’s
really dumb. In LA County alone, 100,000 buildings are
built each year. That’s a lot
And that’s only one county! That’s a extremely small portion of the
planet so imagine how much the entire planet builds a year! #4 Commercial Art & Graphic Design
Commercial art is art used in advertising and selling. Which is pretty simple I guess. But you may not realize that this encompasses It encompasses things such as:
Commercial character design Illustration
Graphic design Industrial design
Motion graphic design Photography
Television commercials Music videos
Animation Computer art
Fashion designer Interior design and that’s just some of them! I didn’t bother looking up anymore because
i already had a lot. Basically. It’s everywhere, and you see it all the
time, so why do people think nobody uses it. 3. Film, Video & Photographic arts. *sigh* oh boy. I’m gonna ask you a really simple question
about the photo iv’e been criticizing. What do you notice about it. Take your time, pause the video if need be. I’ve pretty much got all day since this
isn’t actually me at the present and it’s just a recording. Don’t know? It’s from a television show. specifically Its from the Today show, on nbc. I actually looked it up for the sake of this
video. and believe me it was not easy to find
It was from April 24th 2012 . You may ask, what’s the point of bringing
this up now? Well, people have to man the Cameras, the
lights, the microphones and other stuff right? Guess what they probably majored In. Probably film or video The photographic arts crowd can be lumped
together with the previously mentioned Commercial art crowed, since mostly their work would
be for magazines or advertisements 2. Drama and theater Arts. I was actually part of this major myself last
year. It is an incredibly busy lifestyle like you
wouldn’t believe. Regardless of my personal experience in this
major, you’d be surprised how many jobs you can get with a theater degree. An acting major is more than likely harder
to get a job specifically than the other, lesser known sectors but it is still useful. In Fact, you can likely get jobs working for
smaller community theaters, regional theaters, summer outdoor theaters, summer festival theaters,
cruise ships, state fairs and amusement parks they often need performers. you also have the technical end of theater
majors too, which are generally in higher demand than actors since so few people even
know they are jobs. They are the magic. Actors can only do so much without lights,
sound, a set, props, costumes and makeup, and somebody has to know how to do those things. it’s a pretty cool trade if you give it
a chance. #1 the fines arts Ah the fine arts degree, probably the only
degree on this list that I kinda sorta understand. As an artist my self, I both know why this
could be put on here, and also why it shouldn’t be on here. Majoring in just “Fine Arts” alone isn’t
particularly useful, however, the same could go for a Plain “English” degree She majored in English, but when she graduated,
her employers wanted her English degree, but with a focus. English was to broad of a major and gave off
the vibe of “jack of all trades master of none” Same issue with strictly a fine arts degree. It’s not focused however you also don’t
want to be too focused but I’m not going to be going in to that just for this. Generally, to be employable, fine artists
focus on a particular section of fine art. A good example would be a sequential artist. Basically it’s their job to make comics. And that is basicly it, hopefully I haven’t
bored you to tears or been impossible to understand. I know that this isn’t exactly my normal
style of video, but I’d be interested in doing something similar again if you guys
liked it, so be sure to leave a comment and tell me what you think.

76 Comments

  • Sheart 88

    August 21, 2017

    I lo

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  • Sheart 88

    August 21, 2017

    I love all performing arts and arts

    Reply
  • Deer

    August 21, 2017

    300…. are sure 300 subs.

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  • i cant think of a username

    August 22, 2017

    "Regardless if it was sarcastic, I wanna tell you, and maybe your family, I dunno who's gonna watch this, why each one is definitely not useless."

    Am I the only one at this statement wanted to face-palm or face-desk?

    Reply
  • Vinx .909

    August 25, 2017

    you know what truly is a useless major?
    one you're not interested in when choosing majors, that is the only time when majors are truly useless.

    Reply
  • Rohan Mishra

    August 27, 2017

    What irritates me is how people think everything not STEM is bullshit. Everything (yes, including arts) is important. I hate it when people with no ambition in Stem join it and give it a bad name. These people arent necessarily bad or someone who is useless. They might have other talents. And that probably isn't stem. Follow what you want to do. Just don't blindly enroll for STEM. No stem doesn't have money. Unless you are lucky you'll probably earn around $50k a year. And that's not a huge amount. You can get that even without Stem degree.

    Reply
  • TheUKArtist *

    August 29, 2017

    Art and Photography is not useless at all, my mum majored in those, and she does really well.

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  • Go Lem

    August 30, 2017

    "useless" might be meant in a way that you are not likely to find a job because there are many students studying the same thing or you are likely to be successful even without majoring the topic.

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  • Ray Norshine

    August 30, 2017

    This is coming from someone who studying architecture but while architecture isn't a useless major, it is often considered a luxury major. What often happens is that a rich person or group hires an architect to create plans for the building they want. When it comes to your everyday office buildings and the sorts, contracting companies will often have 'models' a client can chose from. This is why a lot of buildings look the same from place to place.

    So architecture isn't useless but it isn't as broad as 'everybody needs buildings' because not every building needs to be 'designed'. It would be nice if it were though.

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  • Kioshi The Yin Wolf

    September 1, 2017

    hisses
    I find all of these more useful then math!

    (Yes I realise math is used in half of them which is a way that makes it useful)

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  • IceRiver1020

    September 1, 2017

    I know someone who wants to do architecture.

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  • Will Mcmeekin

    September 1, 2017

    As an architecture student it I'd the Furthest from useless, you literally cannot legally become an architect without majoring in it, do you really want all your buildings falling down?

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  • AndrewLuis CrespoDeMoura

    September 1, 2017

    Architecture isn't useless, but it isn't the same as civil engineering like most people think.

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  • Luke Tran

    September 6, 2017

    ส•^แดฅ^ส”

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  • The Lonely Raven

    September 8, 2017

    Guess who wants to be an Architectual Drafter! It's basicly someone who designs and makesthe blueprints.

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  • Venere

    September 9, 2017

    They forgot Gender Studies, Political Science and Women Studies.

    Reply
  • zeldalinklover13

    September 10, 2017

    As a digital film major myself, I can see some ways of why my degree is useless. 1) the job market is really low and having a steady job, isn't easy. ESPECIALLY if you are just starting out (#Gophers) 2) many people can actually get PA jobs or do freelance
    work without a degree. A professor of mine brought in someone who made a pilot for a TV show that was better than some of the people that were in the major and he is a construction worker with no film background.and 3) When looking for jobs, they don't care about your degree. They care if you actually know what you are doing. Hence why you build a portfolio.

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  • Henry Mateo

    September 23, 2017

    Sure you can get a job but some or most are low paid job investment

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  • OG

    October 12, 2017

    What the hell? Architecture? Who said that. The valedictorian of my graduating class is majoring in that. I also think it's pretty cool because you get to desgin things in your own home or even your own house. You get to see your work everyday which is pretty fucking awesome.

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  • Techa Art

    October 18, 2017

    I love how all of these are ART degrees, ya know, the thing that most people do on a daily basis and actually makes them happy

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  • gnarth d'arkanen

    October 21, 2017

    Honest… not picking on you to be mean… lolz… just a few points of observation/suggestion… in the case you might consider a revisit in the future.
    Architecture… The real "weight" of argument against architecture as a major is that you would be SO much better off taking a major in "Civil Engineering" and minoring in Architecture (or possibly one of the graphic arts related fields)… Mostly, that's because while we need buildings and cities prefer to look really nice or cool or just "bad-ass", there's the unwritten requirements that the buildings don't stress more form and beauty than function and structure… The field has become full of semi-pretentious artists and companies tend to look for engineers who can do the hard math to be sure the buildings and structures will still perform admirably in our ever changing world…
    Let's take most of the arts together. Any art's degree is going to be useful somewhere, regardless of focus. In commercials, the importance of visual focus draws the unaware viewer to the product being sold. In Theater, the actors also need someone from the outside to design the set or stage with marks and bring the audience's focus to the key points in the story… or sight gag… as much as any technicians need to know where to point the lights and why. Someone still gets paid real money to measure out the stage and lay those masking-tape X's on the places where people have to stand or put things for a reason (prob'ly a bunch of them)…Not to mention choreography…
    Performance related fields are not only focused on theater or cinema either. There's a need to know the industry's history to know where it's already been and what's already been done to death. Then (only then) can you get a really good idea of where to go next… Besides, that part, though… What about teachers who want to convey their curriculum to students. Theatrically schooled teachers and professors tend greatly to be the best communicators. They understand how to build an atmosphere and maintain the attention of the audience.
    And Fine Arts… Wow… Useless? So… How do museums KNOW that they just bought an authentic painting from the REAL Picasso, Renoir, Rembrandt? It's an old thread, and vid'… BUT Donald Trump has boasted about his "Renoir"… AND GUESS WHAT! He probably should've taken the thing to a Fine Arts student before publicizing it…lolz. Just this week it's been publicly determined a FAKE! So much for useless majors… eh?
    No, seriously… There's no such thing as a useless education… only people too lazy or narrow in vision to put it to use. :o)

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  • diamond girl

    October 24, 2017

    WHO NOTICED THAT ALL OF IT IS ART RELATED. THEY ARE BASICLY SAYING ART IS USELESS. THANK YOU TV SHOW FOR SAYING THAT ART IS USELESS

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  • B W

    October 28, 2017

    Literally all the jobs I want ;-;

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  • Ravenpotter

    October 29, 2017

    YeH who needs memes… or comics… they are made by art… and who cares a bit About our schools… really we wouldnโ€™t have school without those people who make em

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  • Sesquipedalian

    November 1, 2017

    The quotation marks obviously indicate that the list has majors USUALLY considered useless, and not by the news itself, but by college-goers in general. Also, the other person has a point, as just as many buildings get abandoned as those that get built. Reusing preexisting buildings is a thing!

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  • Ep-Polleen Tastic

    November 9, 2017

    I noticed all of them have the word art in it

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  • Jesslyn

    November 10, 2017

    you are my idle ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Just a Normal Gurl

    November 11, 2017

    All 5 of those majors I wanted to go to for college ._.

    So I agree that non of them are useless ._.

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  • Presto702

    November 11, 2017

    I hate it when people say these hints are useless. I hear these things a lot.all my family wants me to do is be a doctor. Friken I'm old a sophomore, I don't want to be a dang doctor

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  • That guy named GABESTYFY

    November 11, 2017

    where did you get the news from

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  • cecilox21

    November 13, 2017

    why is the audio so quiet?

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  • Buttercupkat Productions

    November 16, 2017

    Let me make a RECREATSON of TOP 5 "USELESS" MAJORS. Btw this is all of the things in the original list…. ๐ŸŒœ
    1. Fine Arts ๐ŸŽจ
    2. Drama and Theater Arts ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ
    3. Film, Video & Photographic Arts. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ˜œ
    4. Commercial Art & Graphic Design ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’ท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
    5. Architecture. ๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿข๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿš๏ธ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ
    Watch the video to see this list get proven wrong. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

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  • Pusheencat101 Cat

    November 25, 2017

    Who the FUCK wrote that?!

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  • ArcticSpirit

    November 26, 2017

    no! The most useless major is history

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  • Cupcake 007 'Animates'

    December 3, 2017

    Why are all of them about art

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  • James Lucke

    December 17, 2017

    Actually now the top 4 are "Gender Studies," "African American Studies," any type of philosophy and "Feminist Theory" …good luck getting a job outside of Starbucks with those.

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  • Kit Kat Toys

    December 21, 2017

    2: is a Drama is and theater arts?!!!
    Um hello career!!!!

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  • Herowebcomics

    December 26, 2017

    These "useless" majors" are actualy very important to our way of life!
    You know what a truly useless thing is?
    Anything that involves student loans!

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  • Maryann Koretoff

    December 27, 2017

    Ouch to all theater kids. So you don't want Broadway? Ever heard of phantom of the opera? The most well known, longest running, most beloved musical on Broadway. It gives jobs and joy to many people. SO SHUT UP PPL AND LEAVE THEATER ALONE

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  • howdy_. -.daniela

    December 31, 2017

    *Cough **Cough* from the people who think we need to learn Latรญan

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  • Arbiter and Chara Dreemurr

    December 31, 2017

    Most art is useless

    These ones are poor examples like the Mona Lisa it's a picture so what we need to use our resources more efficiently (Mona Lisa is a had example for the time it was made but for current day it is a good example for why art is useless back then you couldn't make photos but nowadays you can and paintings are useless.

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  • Rainbow keys

    January 13, 2018

    I can't hear you well ur so quite

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  • Xipo86

    January 30, 2018

    they are useless

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  • STEFAN9484

    February 6, 2018

    u have a cute voice ^_^

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  • Total Water

    March 18, 2018

    You seem to be conflating value of degrees content with whether the degree itself is useless.
    What makes a degree 'useless' is the combination of cost, job prospects and saturation of the industry.

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  • SelonaParisa

    March 28, 2018

    There are no such thing as useless major. There are majors that are too popular, so way too many people get a degree in it and therefor the job market isn't the best for them but it doesn't mean that nobody will be able to find a good job with it. It just will be harder to find a good job but not impossible. It all depends on oneself and how well one can sell their skills to a potential employee.

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  • Alex Clark

    April 25, 2018

    Which anime does the "face desk" part come from?

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  • Arcen

    May 9, 2018

    4:06 Ooh so I'm magical. I don't tech theatre as an elective

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  • galaxy dude

    June 11, 2018

    Yep tottaly gonna do art & graphic desing or architecture

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  • John Nahssem

    July 10, 2018

    Well heard about ur stupid justificatiom about useless majors.

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  • Asfaa Draws

    July 12, 2018

    Darn now society will shame me for wanting to go into broadway

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  • ninjaxd 34

    July 22, 2018

    0:56 laughed out of existance

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  • red art act

    August 16, 2018

    FRIKEN AFTING IS BEAUTIFUL AND IF ANYONE DOUBTS THAT I WILL FIND THEM AND make them watch a beautiful show. hmph.

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  • Ayeza Hussain

    August 25, 2018

    I am offended that it says that fine art is useless.

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  • nathanieldayspring00

    September 11, 2018

    They are all useless. Arts and Architecture going away will not end the world. The world will keep on spinning. Civil Engineering is more important. That's the study of and practice of building standing structures; this includes houses. Architects are simply an artsy fartsy version and they are only concerned with the standing structure and its aesthetics and NOTHING ELSE. Civil Engineers learn actual physics, construction methods and materials, and legal requirements involving the construction of a building. Not just building codes but municipal laws regarding how much heat the area absorbs due to the amount of asphalt used and how many trees and grass are needed to keep the area cool. Civil Engineers learn and run models on how much water is absorbed by the earth when it rains and how much drainage is needed to prevent flooding. These Engineers also run experiments on different types of cements to meet the costumer's needs (ie traffic flow, traffic type, drainage, climate, permeability, etc). The finals for these Civil Engineers involves more than structure and aesthetics of a project and deal with the real impact on citizens and the environment in an area regarding a massive project. Military Civil Engineers take into consideration Topography and geology beneath the surface. When building a military base they build their latrines and runoff pipes on the opposite side of the base away from their clean water supply. Filthy water must be down hill but also drain to a lower level than the water table so that even the ground water isn't contaminated due to beneath the earth formations of rock and granite. Bases are built near and not right next to a clean water supply. Flooding occurring can cause the base to be swamped and filled with filth. Cesspools must be built in such a manner that flooding CANNOT occur no matter how bad the rain gets. Scenarios are run; climate, weather reports, and water marks on trees are taken into account to plan on the worst case scenario. Engineers get educated on the research and surveying of an area (including local law, hazards, and obstructions) and the Civil Engineers with their A-Class Contractors license work with B-Class General Contractors and C-Class Specialty Contractors to work on a schedule to get the trades to do their respective parts safely and timely to complete the project. Plans drawn up are legally binding and a single deviation can cause the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ, aka the AssHole in Judgement, aka Building Inspector) to not signoff on the completion of the project. The welfare of the workers on the terrain and in the climate they are working on, the number of breaks, water and even catering (affectionately called roach coaches) given to workers are considered. The tasks that must be completed during rough-in period and which trades need to finish their install before another trade blocks wall space with their installs are all taken into consideration. They draw up material list suited for the job in the location and climate zone and draw up a budget and a true proposal for the project. Architects know blue prints, some tables on materials and structures, and focus alot on aesthetics; but there is so much more that goes into ENGINEERING a standing structure and there is a reason why the architect has trouble finding jobs and Civil Engineers always find work. Architecture and art are interesting but they are not ESSENTIAL- EVER! It is Engineers (some Civil and Mechanical) and not architects that work in the Army Corp of Engineers. They worked tirelessly to help the City Of New Orleans to rise from the aftermath of Katrina.

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  • Gold Brick Productions

    September 18, 2018

    That list is entirely inaccurate. English should be the #1 useless major.

    (Don't worry, my friend is an English major and he makes Engineering major jokes, so it's a give and take relationship ๐Ÿ˜€ )

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  • Alex Fairchild

    September 19, 2018

    By the logic of the people who created this list, the the Islamic Golden Age, Italian Renaissance, and European Enlightenment must have been huge wastes of time. My B.A. in History was one of the best choices I have ever made, my life is so much more fulfilling because of my degree.

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  • TheSkyrax 669

    October 9, 2018

    5.Gender Studies
    4.Gender Studies
    3.Gender Studies
    2.Gender Studies
    1.Gender Studies

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  • UncleFeedle

    October 16, 2018

    If you love art, first do a Bachelor's in something that will give you marketable skills. Once you have a decent income, you can always go back and do a fine art Masters. Then, if your art career doesn't take off, you at least have something in reserve.

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  • Galaxy Wolf

    October 25, 2018

    Art is the most important subject ever!! I love Drawing!!

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  • crapshoot

    November 23, 2018

    1:02 TARNATION YOU THAT BUILDING IS TARNATION PRETTY :[

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  • 1DKAnymor3 YT

    November 23, 2018

    my uncle was a architect and my other uncle was a physicist

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  • yolandita26

    December 27, 2018

    The only useless major is majoring in learning what degrees are useless

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  • Arian Rivera

    January 15, 2019

    Is it funny huh ?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜•All of them Is useful!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–

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  • Cutegodzilla

    February 14, 2019

    There are all arts

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  • johansen lie

    February 23, 2019

    liberal arts and gender studies should be the ones on top

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  • Mondo Music

    March 6, 2019

    Fashion is useless

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  • Kendyle Vlogs

    April 7, 2019

    Iโ€™m going to go the college for theater arts… that list makes me angry

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  • Rombuski

    April 28, 2019

    The degree's are useless tho. You could literally join any art's company without getting the certificate as it's really just based on raw talent and creativity. Whether u have a degree or not doesn't really matter imao

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  • Angel Conrail

    May 23, 2019

    Im a media production major and it is not useless

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  • xr28y ge3fl1

    June 8, 2019

    Architecture: You make sure the door hinges don't hit door trim in the corners as you minimize costs.
    Unless you are one of the super elite its the most boring career on planet.

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  • xr28y ge3fl1

    June 8, 2019

    Commercial art with digital emphasis is a winner.

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  • xr28y ge3fl1

    June 8, 2019

    YouTube producer, winner

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  • xr28y ge3fl1

    June 8, 2019

    Acting? You will starve

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  • xr28y ge3fl1

    June 8, 2019

    Artist: Just remember famous paintings are sold dirt cheap until after the painter is dead.

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  • SkiingBunny

    July 13, 2019

    I'm an architecture major…

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