Tuition Hikes Could Discourage Arts Studies

Critics say that the British government’s plan to raise university fees for students will make arts courses unaffordable. Students will be encouraged not to study the arts because their earning potential after graduation is lower. “The colleges will find themselves in a dilemma because arts courses – with expensive materials and practical tuition – are inevitably costly to run, and yet by charging more affordable fees to attract more students, colleges stand to get less government support.”