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
2020 Graduate Showcases
CHEAD is partnering with the Crafts Council to promote and showcase this years cohort and celebrate their achievement. Online graduate showcases from participating CHEAD members are listed together with expected launch dates.
The transposition to digital: Creative education in online spaces
Browse the resources and links from our recent event discussing innovation in Designing for Digital Delivery.
As part of its specialist professional networks, CHEAD supports a Research Alliance for research focussed colleagues in the CHEAD membership. The Alliance supports research leadership and develops activities and resources to support researchers in the sector.
Latest News & Resources
Art, Media and Design Higher Education leading the debate on the transposition to online. Up to 120 CHEAD Members and staff at UAL attended this #CHEADonline event introduced by Sir Nigel Carrington, Vice Chancellor, University of the Arts London. Attendees shared...
Reporting to the Director of The Glasgow School of Art you will be expected to provide exceptional academic leadership in learning, teaching and student experience, promoting innovation and ensuring the continued relevance of GSA’s educational provision to society and...
COVID-19 Lockdown and the Creative Arts Disciplines: When the hitherto ‘reasonable’ becomes an unrealistic ask.
This Blog has kindly been supplied by Professor Vicky Gunn, Glasgow School of Art. A View from a devolved Nation. On 23rd June 2020 the Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney) moved the country’s parents from...
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.