As the American education system and society continue to highlight the importance of mathematics and science and deny the arts equal support, the general sentiment towards the arts is developing into one that deems the arts unpractical and unnecessary. Millennials, as a result, are receiving the message from the current trends in education and society that it would be in their best interest to neglect their passion to study the arts in favor of engineering.
Despite this negativity, the arts are alive to the Millennials through social media and the music industry. The Millennials have turned to applications and websites like Instagram and Tumblr to use as creative outlets and to learn about different kinds of cultures through visual tactics. Musicians have educated the Millennials about art through their album covers as well as their related performances and spectacles. While it is excellent that Millennials have found ways to artistically educate themselves outside of the classroom and have found creative outlets, they need academic support. Without academic support, their creative ideas will not be fostered or may not be able to leave the ground. The Internet and social media is a great way to get exposed to creativity and display original work, but the Internet is vast and ever-expanding that creativity lost in a sea of content. The arts teach vital skills that are essential to increase global competitiveness, and academic support from the American education system is crucial to foster a creative culture that will result in a generation of influential and motivated citizens primed for the future.