I have 6 girls and of the older 5, 3 have done language based degrees.
The eldest Anastasia did Russian and French, Belle did English and American Studies and Ariel did Arabic.The other 2 have done or are doing art based courses,Snowhite did Textiles and Fiona is doing Fashion.
And the youngest Beauty, if she ever develops to the stage of doing a degree it will DEFINITELY be something to do with computers and Disney :)
And if you were to ask me for advice as what degree is best for your child to do,I would have to say as far as the parent is concerned..........Language based subjects ALL THE WAY !
It took 1 car load to move Anastasia,Belle and Ariel from their university halls of residence whilst Snowhite and FIona, my art based students ,the amount of stuff they own seems never ending!(Though I have to say that Snowhite has downsized hugely).
I just helped Fiona move from halls of residence to a student house and it took me 4 car loads!
One of Fiona's sisters was heard to comment, 'Next time Fiona moves,she is renting a van AND I'll pay for it'.
So my advice is,if your child has leanings towards being the next Picasso, make sure you teach them to drive as early as possible so when they go to university they can move themselves!
Oh and don't forget, when they finish the university year and they have moved ALL their stuff, you will still be requested to help with the piles of washing they have accumulated through the year NO MATTER WHAT SUBJECT THEY STUDIED :)