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Why I chose to master in Visual Arts despite the fact I have 0 artistic skills April 13, 2011

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I originally intended on earning my Masters in Information Technology with a focus on Digital Media Arts and Instructional Design. I switched to Visual Arts when that concentration was offered for a few reasons. One, most of the courses I had taken to that point would transfer over to this new concentration. Secondly, I had to write a thesis for both Masters programs, and didn’t want the first work of academic writing I had done since Undergrad to be my Thesis. The Visual Arts major allowed (and, in fact, required) me to take many more writing classes which allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of academic writing. Lastly, and most painfully for me, the Information Technology degree required me to take an advanced programming class that I just could not grasp. Of course, now the requirements have changed and, admittedly, the Information Technology concentration appeals much more to me. However, I have already been accepted as a degree candidate in the Visual Arts program and, as I am only two classes (and that measly thesis- no biggie) away from completing that program, I will stay in it. I could, of course, complete a secondary masters degree (and I might) after I finish this one, but I am trying to get through this first (without thinking too far into the future instead of focusing on the present).