Whatever happened to the value of a humanities degree? Although this article is centered one educator's experience teaching literature, I can't help but to think of the trends we see in the visual arts. Kilnkenborg writes, "What many undergraduates do not know — and what so many of their professors have been unable to tell them — is how valuable the most fundamental gift of the humanities will turn out to be. That gift is clear thinking, clear writing and a lifelong engagement with literature."
I think the same can be said for visual literacy and creative thought, and that we sometimes lose sight of the longer-term goals of an arts education in exchange for skills that be more readily converted into near-term opportunities. I know I am guilty of that kind of thinking... Results Now!