The Benefits of Doing a Creative Degree & Why you Should Ignore Degree Shamers
Updated: Apr 27
Ever heard someone say, ‘well that’s not a real degree.’
Or to add salt to the wound, ‘what kind of job can you get with that?’
A lot of us have been there. Degrees such as, fashion, art, creative writing and film studies.
To name a few…
A lot of them are creative-based degrees rather than, uh hum.. intellectual ones, but from someone who has a degree in Creative Writing & Film Studies, I’m going to share with you four reasons why you should show off your creative degree and let whatever degree shamers say go over your head!
Creative people tend to be happier!
According to www.healthpsych.com, there is a link between creativity and happiness. It is believed to help people become more mindful and resilient in times of stress.
Being creative doesn't just mean writing a script, or finishing a piece of art work. It can be anything from making up a new game with your kids, to making your own recipe dishes!
Someone who has been creative all their lives, and pursued a degree in something creative, will always find a way to come up with something new and fun. Perfect during isolation!
It can develop confidence.
Before I started my degree in Creative Writing, there was no way I’d read my work out or publish blogs on the internet – look at me now!
Surrounding yourself with other creative minds whilst sharing your work can be the real confidence boost you need! When you create something, you feel a sense of accomplishment - something that you can call your own and feel really proud of. This is a great confidence booster and can really show off your own potential!
Take a look back at all your portfolios you have done at Uni, and be proud of them - you made something creative that is yours!
Being creative can benefit your own brain!
Having a creative mind and new ideas every day, is stimulating for the brain! On www.careeraddict.com they suggest actively using your brain and staying creative can prevent illnesses such as dementia.
So for those of you painting, writing, acting etc, you're actually doing something great for your good ol' brain! Your brain certainly got some TLC during your degree!
Creativity helps you with problem solving.
The best thing about being creative, whether you’re coming up with a new story idea or new ideas for an art piece is that you’re constantly brainstorming!
Being able to brainstorm and come up with lots of ideas may help in many situations – including the work place! You will be able to think more creatively in difficult situations and find a sufficient solution. You've got this!
Hopefully this has put a smile on the face of you creative people! If you have any more pros to being creative, let me know!