Anonymous asked: So are you working on an mfa then as a grad student? Phd? and under what discipline? I'm curious about grad schoolllllllllll
I’m working on my MA, actually. My undergrad work led to a BFA, so I didn’t want to venture down that road again; once is enough.
Technically speaking, my degree will be a Master of Arts in Specialized Journalism (the Arts) — which is really fancy way of saying that, instead of learning how to anchor a nightly news broadcast or write breaking news stories about shootings in some suburban neighborhood, I spent all my time in grad school learning how to be a good arts critic. Or something.
I really want to get my PhD in musicology/ethnomusicology/American Studies or something of that nature — but that takes many years of living in near-poverty and, after I get my MA, I want to go work doing journalism “for real” (ie: writing and not editing like I currently do F/T) before jumping back into academia.