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    Bachelor of Arts - Does arts get capitalised when not used in the title?

    Just after a quick clarification on something.

    I understanding that Bachelor of Arts is capitalised, because it's the name of the degree?(proper noun), but what about 'arts' when referring to it? Is it still considered a proper noun? Or is it considered a noun?

    Would it not be the same as 'history', or 'science'?

    Or even by itself, does 'arts' get recognised as the title and capitalised accordingly?
    Last edited by HanibalII; 08-May-2013 at 12:33.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: Bachelor of Arts - Does arts get capitalised when not used in the title?

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Just after a quick clarification on something.

    I understanding that Bachelor of Arts is capitalised, because it's the name of the degree?(proper noun), but what about 'arts' when referring to it? Is it still considered a proper noun? Or is it considered a noun?

    Would it not be the same as 'history', or 'science'?

    Or even by itself, does 'arts' get recognised as the title and capitalised accordingly?
    Hi Hannibal, I think you should be getting to the point where you can answer questions like this yourself. A simple look over your university website would give the local usage, at least. For me, I'd say, "I'm studying Arts"; "I'm interests in painting and other arts". As a field of study, it's Arts. But it has other contextual uses as well. Whether you say, "I'm a practitioner of the Black Arts", or "... of the black arts" is a matter of style and personal choice.

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