CHEAD provides a voice for and on behalf of higher education art and design in the UK four nations advancing knowledge and understanding in the sector and promoting the sector’s interests to others. We carry out research, scan the policy horizon, brief our members, facilitate networking opportunities for senior staff from within and outside HE as well as helping to shape higher education art and design policy on our members’ behalf. We facilitate specialist internal networks supporting art and design research leaders, Subject Associations, and HE gallery leaders.
Art & design graduates each year
Value of research income in millions
Facing the Future: Planning for Generation Z/Alpha/C
In the coming years, the higher education sector will need to prepare for the arrival of Generation Z, Alpha and C cohorts. The first generation to be brought up in the digital world, educators need to be thinking now about how their experience will shape their learning and behaviour.
2021 Degree Show members lunchtime discussion
Join fellow members to discuss their current plans for the 2021 graduate showcase/degree show and an update on the latest plans by D&AD and the The New Blood Festival 2021 and New Designers.
The CHEAD Research Alliance brings together researchers and researcher leaders within CHEAD members institutions and holds regular events for members of the Alliance throughout the year.
Latest News & Resources
Following the launch of the Global Design Graduate Show 2021 we are pleased to announce that ARTSTHREAD have, for the second year running, teamed up with GUCCI who will be the exclusive partner for the 2021 showcase. The Global Design Graduate Show 2021 is now open to...
The Office for Students are currently consulting on the approach to £1.3b recurrent funding for 2021-22 for high-cost subjects, premiums to support disadvantaged students and funding for specialist institutions. Due to the specialist and detailed nature of the...
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Higher education art and design sits at the heart of the UK’s world leading creative industries. Visit our gallery to view more work produced within CHEAD member institutions.
In addition, we run a network for staff from CHEAD member galleries. Find out more information about the network.
Our reputation is built on world-leading teaching, alongside world-leading research, disseminated in the form of publications, exhibitions, installations and interventions.