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What is the Point of Employability in Art and Design? CHEAD Symposium

This symposium will offer colleagues the opportunity to examine enterprise and employability in the context of Art and Design higher education.   To place enterprise and employability as part of, not replacing discipline(s) so that it is prominent, inclusive and valued as part of practice.

Join us to contribute to the debate;

What does employability and enterprise mean in the context of art and design?
How can we talk about this work so that it understood within creative practice?
What are the differences in employability and enterprise curricula in the range of disciplines within art and design? 

Date & Time: 15 May 2015, 09:30 to 15:30
Location: Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
For more information and to book a place: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/5/15/What-is-the-Point-of-Employability-in-Art-and-Design-/

Students express a desire for clearer enterprise and employability learning articulation.

Enterprise and employability can be so embedded that students do not always know it is happening and/or students don't always understand what they offer as practitioners. Articulating what we do well implicitly and opening up discourse to make this explicit in learning and teaching and curriculum design can make enterprise and employability prominent, inclusive and valued as part of discipline practice.
Enterprise and employability in a creative curriculum is the integration of practice, behaviours and qualities that sustain and develop a rewarding professional life, generating benefits to students, graduates and their communities.

Art and design is not one subject, the symposium aims to bring together a cross disciplinary group to explore, question and share approaches to enterprise and employability as part of a creative curriculum.
It will share nationally recognised work completed by Student Enterprise and Employability at the University of the Arts London, and the project findings of the HEA funded 'An Anatomy of Employability: Articulating Graduate Capabilities for the Creative Arts' Project completed by Buckingham New University and Glasgow School of Art. 

These projects offer a detailed rendering of employability and enterprise in the context of creative practice.

This event is funded by the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD) and University of the Arts London.

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