Should you do a PhD?

A PhD can open doors for artists and creatives—but only if accompanied by some clever strategising.
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Baillieu Library building. Source: University of Melbourne Archives Media Photograph Collection, Photograph No 17355 

In a competitive job market, a PhD can springboard new beginnings, fertilise teaching opportunities and enable artists to delve deeper into their practice. But there’s a catch

A postgrad qualification is unlikely to proliferate creative or professional options on its own. Artists and creatives must summon additional resources to make a PhD count in the real world.

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