Fred Deakin: Young designers should experiment and “try anything”

As part of our Design Week at 30 series we catch up with University of the Arts London professor of interactive digital arts Fred Deakin to talk about how design education has changed over the years.

Design Week and University of the Arts London (UAL) are both 30 years old and over that time design and arts education have witnessed huge technological and systemic changes, while today education institutions battle against the consequences of funding cuts and hikes in fees.

We spoke to professor of interactive digital arts Fred Deakin about how design and arts education has developed and evolved.

UAL, formerly the London Institute, was founded in 1986 and comprises Camberwell College of Arts, Central St Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

The film shows student life back in the 1980s across the colleges when it was all about big hair and big computers and also takes us inside the new Central St Martins campus in King’s Cross.

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