Creative higher education is in a state of flux and the perceived value of ‘traditional University education’ has shifted. As Alec Bec pointed out when launching Its Nice That’s careers platform, Creative Lives in Progress, it is now “just one of a myriad of ways to get into creative work”. But is the value of University education really just about enhancing career progression or should we have bigger ambitions for publicly funded learning? …

Like many educators, over the last six months, I’ve been looking again at how I do my job. Lockdown, blended and online delivery have created a dynamic where teaching and learning occupy different physical spaces. Interestingly, despite all our worries for how disadvantaged this current cohort of students are, there is no shortage of teaching. They are bombarded with input — lectures, films, carefully worked out break out room workshops, endless online support from industry professionals and a plethora of material shared via Vimeo and YouTUBE provide an abundance of teaching material. But what about learning? My observation is that…

Remixing culture in the here and now.

Pop music in the UK has always fed from the cultural diversity of our inner cities. Pirate radio, warehouse parties and acid house paved the way for musical genres that wear their urban DNA on their sleeve. Drum n bass, jungle, garage and eventually grime and drill are defined by a uniquely British energy and vitality. Visual design, however, has taken much longer to be infiltrated by the shift in our cultural demographic and our visual communication industries have remained rooted within a small cross-section of society. …

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