About Us

This theme focuses on the content of art and design education. For the period of 2012-15 our objectives are:

  • To promote the currency of the art and design curriculum in the 21st century
  • To lead a dialogue with groups around issues that influence the art and design curriculum

We aim to achieve these objectives through the following activities:

  • We fund regional seminars to describe the core values of art and design education. By placing articulating our values and position ourselves and our activities in relation to a range of major societal and economic challenge themes, as identified by Research Councils UK (RCUK) in its Strategic Vision 2011-15, this approach shall give our activities relevance and allow us to engage in debates about ourselves outside our discipline.
  • To facilitate a debate of A&D historical study in higher education schools of art and design: an appraisal of the opportunities and challenges that have resulted as the legacies of the Coldstream settlement.
  • In
 the 
last
 decade
 Art 
& 
Design 
education 
has 
seen
 a 
move 
to 
more 
inter‐disciplinary 
activity
 set 
within
cognate
disciplines; We seek to start a dialogue with other discipline groups, in order to explore joint agendas.
  • As provocation for discussion, we aim to produce position papers for art and design relative to key current issues. For the period of 2014/15 we plan to produce a provocation paper that looks at a possible research agenda for HE A&D and CHEAD between now and REF2018.