50% cuts may reduce arts resources. Credit: Hollie Gwinnett

Art and design, music, dance, drama and performing arts, media studies and archaeology are among the selected courses to have their funding cut by 50% during the next academic year.

These plans have been proposed by the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, who said the Office for Students should reprioritise funding towards higher value subjects.

Nottingham Trent University fashion lecturer, Hollie Bellis, says: “There’s a lack of understanding around the transferable skills you get from doing an art and design-based qualification.”

Matt Gill, senior fashion lecturer at NTU, adds: “It sends out a message to potential students that these subjects aren’t worth investing in for your future.”

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