Category Archives: Choosing a Major

The Growth of the Creative Economy and a Changing Jobs Landscape

I am speaking this weekend at the Dare 2b Digital Conference here in Silicon Valley. My topic is: The Growth of the Creative Economy and a Changing Jobs Landscape. The growth of interdisciplinary degrees is proof that educators are looking … Continue reading

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Will I get a good job after college?

This is a question that is often asked, by both parents and students, as they begin the journey of selecting where they will apply to college and what they will study. I have written before about why now, more than … Continue reading

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Advice for high school juniors who want to study the visual arts in college.

As a high school junior, I am sure that the chatter about college has begun.  Are you touring campuses? Have you prepared for the SAT? Where do you plan to apply? I encourage you to remember that it is the … Continue reading

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BFA, BM, BArch, MFA will these credentials be worth anything?

Time and again I am asked by nervous parents about the career opportunities their students will have if they pursue a major in the visual arts.  “But will they find a job when they graduate?” is a common lament.  I … Continue reading

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How to prepare yourself to study visual arts in college

I interviewed a current senior who attends the UCLA Design|Media Arts program. I asked him for his thoughts on what he wishes he had known 4 years ago when he was applying to college. Here are his comments: • I … Continue reading

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Choosing a College Major – why Visual Arts?

Many of my students are frustrated because their parents are leery about their desire to pursue a course of study in the visual arts in college. It is understandable that parents would be concerned about the future employment prospects for … Continue reading

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