The Perception Filter of the Arts

Ask any student in the field of English Literature, Media, Creative Writing & Music what the world’s response is to their degree.

“What can you do with that?”

“That must be fun; reading books all day”

“Do you have a plan? It doesn’t seem very practical”

It’s disheartening to hear such criticism towards a decision you put every ounce of your passion into. To study the humanities didn’t need a specific goal or plan in place. It’s your first love. It’s all for that breathtaking stanza of Keats’ “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” or that tingle up your arm as you hear the right chord slot into the melody. Continue reading