From a new Netflix series on design to a drop in students taking design at university – the important design news from the last seven days.
The latest figures from UCAS show 17,000 fewer students have chosen to take creative subjects this year compared to 2016. Designers and academics tell us why this has happened.
New branding for Wales, Carling and Maplin and a free design university seeking “activists” – the important design news from the last seven days.
Designer Nelly Ben Hayoun has set up The University of the Underground, which hopes to encourage young designers to pursue “global change”.
We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.
The Design Week Awards is back with a bunch of new awards alongside old favourites to recognise the growing breadth and integration of the industry. It’s time to get entering.
The A-level subject was set to be scrapped in October, but following a petition which saw more than 8,000 signatures, it will be revived next year – designers share their thoughts on the decision.
The university’s Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, which costs some students only £100 in tuition fees, has been suspended for 2017/2018.
Last month the only exam board to run an A-level art history course, announced it is to axe the subject. Land Design Studio creative director Peter Higgins, who also holds teaching roles at Central St Martins, the RCA and Brighton University says the course plays a vital part in the formative years of many designers.
Last week, we wrote about a new college which hopes to offer students an “alternative route” into design. Now, we ask established creatives – how did you get into the field, and what advice would you offer young people starting out?
Last week, we reported on recent research showing there has been a 10% drop in school students taking design and technology at GCSE compared to last year. This follows a more long-term trend, with research from Warwick University revealing that between 2003 and 2013, there was a 50% drop in the number of pupils taking the subject.
As the EBacc qualification is also soon to be made compulsory, we ask – how can we encourage students to take on creative subjects?
The continued decline in uptake is expected to continue, as the EBacc qualification becomes compulsory at GCSE-level this year.
Research from UCAS showing this year’s university acceptance figures reveals that the number of students taking on art and design has increased since last year.
MPs took to Westminster this week to debate the soon-to-be compulsory English Baccalaureate qualification, saying that the move would devalue creative subjects.
MPs will debate the exclusion of arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate curriculum after a petition with more than 100,000 signatures challenged the change.
Official exam figures show that far fewer students are now taking up art and design subjects at GCSE level, while the number of students studying EBacc subjects is on the rise.
Thinking of visiting your local graduate design shows this summer? Check out our comprehensive guide to this year’s exhibitions.
We’ve rounded up art and design colleges and universities from all over the UK, which will showcase graduate work spanning disciplines from product and textile to graphic and furniture design.
An online petition calling for design and creative subjects to be included in the English Baccalaureate has been signed by more than 100,000 people – triggering a Parliamentary debate.