Monday, May 14, 2012

Do you need a doctorate to create art?

This is an interesting piece on whether an advanced degree is necessary for artists.

An interesting set of questions are raised in the article...

"Meanwhile, critics of arts doctorates raise economic, philosophical, and ethical concerns about the degree. Many of the concerns are similar to those raised in other academic fields: Is it acceptable to enroll students in graduate programs with uncertain futures and employment prospects? What is the real value of a doctorate? What is the nature of advanced study in a practical discipline? And how wise is it for American universities to duplicate the programs of foreign universities, which operate under different economic models?" 

What do you think about this discussion?

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