The Chronicle of Higher Education
In the past years there has been budget cuts in Arts and Humanities programs in many countries around the world. This is happening in a time when employers had clearly express they want people who can think creatively, who can work in teams, and who can improvise. It is interesting that these so-called “soft skills” which are highly demanded these days, are taught in these music and arts programs that are being chopped off in many universities.
Scott Carlson, from The Chronicle of Higher Education, analyses this issue that was brought up at a SXSWedu panel where Joseph W. Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, expressed that the study of music and other arts prepares students for the workplace and the real world thanks to the skills set that graduates from this programs have.