Students study English and Creative Writing for many reasons. The pursuit to further one’s education is a pursuit in enhancing one’s life.
For some students, they are young and are recent college graduates who are still trying to figure out “what do I do now”. Continuing their education and pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing allows them the opportunity to postpone entering the workforce. For some graduates and students at twenty-two years of age, trying to understand and figure out what to do with their recent college degree is a challenging situation; furthering their education enables the opportunity to postpone facing the real world.
For some, who have been in the workforce for 15-20 years, pursuing an MA in English and Creative Writing provides the opportunity to change careers and move in a different direction with their lives. They have had the opportunity to pursue a career for a number of years, and whether the career choice was a success or not, pursuing an MA in English and Creative Writing provides the opportunity to open new doors and new challenges in life.
For others still, it is simply the opportunity to learn about the great writers in history and pursue and study a field they have loved their entire lives. No matter the reason why students pursue their Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing, there is one common denominator they all have: writers are dreamers, and they are artists. Writers dream about stories, lives, and situations and they put them on paper for the world to see. Creative writing is an outlet; a way to share beauty and love, trials and tribulations, happiness and sadness.