Kim Stewart

Canadian Métis Artist

MFA the new MBA...

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Or so says the Harvard Business Review (February, 2004), Daniel H. Pink, who claims that "an arts degree is now perhaps the hottest credential in the world of business." This is exciting news to me, even though it is potentially 2 years old. I guess it takes that long for revelation to travel all the way to Prince George. September 2006, Frieze magazine discusses the demand for interdisciplinary studies to feed the creative economies. This is in action at IDEO who designs,'products, services, environments and experiences'. Its employees work in interdisciplinary teams whose collaborative ideas and 'stimulating creative hybrids'(frieze,The Art Market, R. Jones)are the natural order of business. Innovation is a desired skill!

I think I'll be going ahead with my decision to pursue a MFA(MAster of Fine Arts)at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. It will require that institute to accept my 'interdisciplinary' background of post-secondary and experience on par with a Bachelor's Degree. After reviewing their site on Prior Learning Assessment, I think it can be done, but it'll be a long haul. None the less, "Art is making something out of nothing and selling it." according to Frank Zappa, and that is what I intend to do.