Uni Update : The First Week Of My MA
Saturday, 17 September 2016
As I'm typing this, I just finished my first week of my Master's degree in Book and Digital Media Studies. Since this is such an exciting time for me, I really wanted to write down my experiences and feelings - not just to share with you guys but also for myself, hopefully so I can look back on it with a smile!
So I'll start of by saying I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment (to say the least). I'm currently taking six courses at the same time, which I'm definitely not used to - let alone after a 6-month break!
Luckily they all seem really interesting. It's a good mix between the history of the book (manuscripts and so forth) and the new technologies concerning texts (we are learning the basics of coding as well, so useful!). I love the balance between theoretical lectures and practical seminars. My Bachelor's degree was mainly theoretical, and I like the fact that I'm now learning to have hands-on experience with new technologies, but also with old manuscripts (yes, we get to study those in real life!).
It's just such a unique programme and I'm really happy I've made this decision. It actually suprised me this week how positive I was feeling. Some time ago I actually wasn't 100% sure if this was the right time for me to do this degree, and if it was better to postpone the whole lot for another six months and start in February. I was in such doubt about what I wanted in my life - I'm not sure why or how. But at some point my gut feeling told me that this degree was EXACTLY what I should be doing this fall, and I dropped every other idea I had.
Are you in university or college? What course are you doing? Let me know!
Have a fabulous weekend! x