Transitions out of Fine Art Education Symposium
Q-Art and The Glasgow School of Art

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Reid Auditorium, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art


25 Jun 2016
10:00 - 17:00



Transitions out of Fine Art
Education Symposium

Transitions out of Fine Art Education Symposium

Event info

What and who is an undergraduate fine art education for?

- How are students prepared for life beyond art school? What is the role of local partnerships?

- How are attitudes and approaches shaped by factors such as location, intake, and the cultural/political climate?

Speakers will include:

Bella Kerr, Programme Director, Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design), Swansea College of Art, UWTSD and Dr Catrin Webster, BA Fine Art Course Leader, Swansea College of Art, UWTSD and Amanda Roderick, Director, Mission Gallery, Swansea

Dean Hughes, Head of The School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art

Sophia Hayes, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, UWE, Bristol

Prof. Vicky Gunn, Head of Learning and Teaching, The Glasgow School of Art

Soraya Rodriguez, Diploma Leader, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Diploma in Professional Studies, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Kirsty Hendry, Student Engagement Coordinator, The Art School, GSA Students' Association

Allan Watson PhD, Head of Dept Fine Art, Head of Postgraduate Studies, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and Craig Ellis, Senior Lecturer, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen

Marie Taylor and Amelia Webster, Year 2 Students, Plymouth College of Art

Dennis Magee Lecturer/Course Leader BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of the Highlands and Islands, Lews Castle College

Prof. Matthew Cornford, Course Leader, Fine Art Critical Practice University of Brighton,

David Butler, Coordinator LifeWorkArt, Newcastle University Fine Art Department

Marianne Greated, Lecturer, The Glasgow School of Art

Dr Dean Kenning, Research Fellow, Kingston University 

Eddie Summerton, Senior Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

At this event undergraduate fine art staff from across Scotland and the rest of the UK will come together with students, graduates, academics, and industry professionals to share practice and address these questions. We invite a sector-wide audience to attend the event. 

This event is organised by The Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with Q-Art. It is hosted by The Glasgow School of Art as part of its engagement in the Quality Enhancement Theme Transitions Out.

Q-Art has received support from The Glasgow School of Art, Swansea College of Art, and Kingston University to produce a book on the topic. The book will be launched at this event.

Standard entry £10.  Includes lunch & 10% off Q-Art's new book

Free for GSA staff and students.