Creative Industries student Chloe (19) has attempted to join in with her friends from various other faculties in making fun of the inferiority of students from the school of Arts. Upon several comments made by Chloe about how Arts students should’ve been smarter about a career decision that could affect the rest of their life, QUT law student Deacon (20) and friend of Chloe, asked the awkward yet relevant question of whether or not Chloe is actually an Arts student herself.
Chloe smugly argued that the course title is obviously ‘Bachelor of Creative Industries’ in an attempt to quell Deacon’s question, to which Deacon highlighted she is, in fact, majoring in Drama and Performance, a common major for Arts courses. The rest of the friends in the group described Chloe’s reaction as a severe hypocritical realization.
“She kept quoting the QUT course website in her defence,” described Anna (20) Bachelor of Biomedical Science student and friend of Chloe, “even though her degree is the ‘first of its kind’ in its name, it’s still pretty much a course relating to Arts”.
Other of her friends described her resulting outburst to be a severe over-reaction to mere simple questions.
“But it has “industries” in the title,” Chloe argued, “it’s clearly more invested in ensuring students get jobs when they graduate, right?”
Chloe herself undertook a significant existential crisis following the realization that her friends brought upon her, and remained very quiet during the rest of the conversation. Some of her friends now fear that “calling out” Chloe’s comments in regards to her superiority complex, have now left her emotionally and psychologically broken.
Engineering student and friend of Chloe, Roger (21), attempted to console the unstable Creative Industries student by arguing that it could be worse, in that at least she is not studying Philosophy. This attempt was deflated by Deacon’s effort to comfort Chloe, when he explained that Drama and Performance still has its own industry, despite not being an intellectually demanding field of academia.