Creative education has changed enormously in recent years. We’ve seen a multitude of new education formats enter the market – from online courses with leading industry figures to new schemes that aim to help more diverse voices into the industry. And yet, in other respects, many aspects of education are broadly similar to how they were decades ago, bar changes in technology and, most crucially, costs.
In this episode, Creativity Sucks! host Eliza Williams chairs a discussion about whether creative education is still fit for purpose, and what changes could be made to make it better, both for those studying and the industries they will enter.
She is joined by the following guests: Ally Owen, founder of Brixton Finishing School, which aims to bring underrepresented communities into the industry; Derek Yates, associate professor and head of creative lab at Ravensbourne University in London; and designer and author Ian Wharton, who is a visiting lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth, an advisory board member of D&AD Shift, plus has also recently launched his own online course.
You can listen to the episode below, or wherever you receive your podcasts. This is the last episode in the current series of Creativity Sucks!, but you can check out all our previous episodes here.