Mythbusting: the real role and contribution of creative arts
Whether it is because of the comparative newness of creative arts as an academic discipline, its differences from STEM or simply a desire to reduce competition for shared university budgets, a number of negative perceptions about creative arts study and research have grown up.
“A degree in creative arts is just a passport to unemployment”
“Research in creative arts is not as rigorous as other disciplinary research”
“Those who can’t succeed in their practice, teach”
“Creative arts research and study is for personal satisfaction and does not contribute to the national economy, innovation or society”
In this edition we seek to dispel some of these myths.
From the DDCA President
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