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Benefits of creative education

2 min, 53 sec read
9:00 AM | 7 January 2015
by Naomi Vowles
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Noami Vowles delves into some of the reasons behind taking a leap of faith and studying what you love.

Creative degree courses get a lot of bad press. Dealing with the remnants of the recession and worried about their future job = prospects, it's easy to see why even the most artistically inclined student might choose an option perceived as offering a more linear career path as either a back-up plan or a way of financing creative projects.

Yet whilst it is entirely possible to work in a creative field after studying something completely different, I would argue that for those dead set on crafting a career from their creativity, there are some distinct benefits to taking a leap of faith and studying what you love.

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