Affirms the Absence of Art Hurts Adolescent Education

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Following an article posted on Daily Advance,, an online directory of art schools, explains why cutting arts programs hurt a student’s future.

News Image, a directory of America’s best art schools, discusses why schools should fund arts programs and how they can benefit a student’s future.

According to a February 11th article posted on Daily Advance titled “Killing Arts Programs Only Hurts Our Future,” Elizabeth City State University recently eliminated its arts program. The article says that the cut was due to a lack of funding and, like many schools, the University couldn’t afford to keep art programs.

However, the article says the arts are an important part of any university, and cutting them seems to be a drastic decision. The term university actually means “the whole.” For a university to consider itself a whole school, the article says having an arts program would seem necessary. Art is important for building character, and it allows students of all ages to express themselves in a multitude of creative ways. In fact, some students may even perform poorly academically without having access to arts classes. The article states that students from lower socioeconomic households stand to perform better academically if they have arts education.

Andrew Girard, a representative from, a directory of the best art schools, says that all students can benefit from the arts. “The arts are important to students of all ages. Whether a student wants to major in an arts profession or simply enjoys taking art classes, it’s an important subject for everyone,” he says. “The absence of art can actually be harmful to a students education. Art helps people develop necessary social and analytical skills. Without that background, some students may begin to perform poorly in other areas. To ensure all students have a great, well-rounded education, art education must be enforced.” is a comprehensive directory of art degrees, art schools and art-related programs listed and maintained by, the leading platform for job seekers. is dedicated to assisting prospective artists, teachers, and students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their preferences. Whether you’re looking for a new job, a new school or a new direction, the directory offers insight into top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion design, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film. is an affiliate of, a similar directory featuring the culinary arts schools.

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