Overhaul of design education

British Profs Call for Overhaul of Arts and Design Education – ARTINFO.com

The Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) has called for radical changes in arts education, the Times (London) reports.

Instead of studying just one artistic discipline, art students should study a variety of mediums, the group of 50 academics claims. GLAD also proposes that teaching groups change frequently over the course of an undergraduate’s education, as opposed to the current system in which students work with the same small group of peers in class after class.

“Greater emphasis should be placed on problem-solving skills, with an eye to preparing students for the unknown,” argues a report put out by the group. “[There should be] stronger involvement of business in the design of the curriculums, to help fill the skills gap.”

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