Arts as in performing arts or like arts as in drawing,painting, etc? For performing arts many people would want to study on that area but sometimes their parents doesn't approve of this area to study! And for arts as in painting/drawing/etc most people would like to study that area but in the world we live in right now doesn't really appreciate the beauty of art that much, but I know a lot of people who are studying this subject!
i think that people these days are looking towards more important stuff like doctors and lawyers. art might not be what people really want to do and also they want to do a job that would make their parents proud. this is my opinion.
It seems people dont see the importants of it and feel its a waste of time but were I am it very important and it important to me also our celebs dont set a good example because the art is tooken away form the situation anc the drama seem more important
This is a broad question, but my best guess is that a lot of parents just can't afford to send little Timmy to 4 years of college @ $39k/yr so that they can graduate with an 'Interpretive Dance' degree.