The Creative Arts are supported by a range of associations
The Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the most influential architectural institutions in the world, has been promoting architecture and architects since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837.
Art Design Media Subject Centre
The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre based in Brighton supporting teaching and learning in art design, media and communications
CEBE Centre for Education in the Built Environment
As part of the Subject Network of the Higher Education Academy, the Centre provides discipline based support to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in the UK Higher Education Built Environment community.
ELIA - European League for Institutes of the Arts
ELIA, is an independent network of Arts Education Institutes covering all the disciplines of the Arts: Dance, Design, Theatre, Fine Art, Music, Media Arts and Architecture. ELIA was founded in 1990 and now has approximately 350 members in 47 countries.
GLAD - Group for Learning in Art & Design
GLAD started as a Teaching and Learning Steering Group of CNAA in the Autumn 1989. It played a part in establishing the agenda for Learning and Teaching strategy development in a rapidly changing HE environment since the first GLAD conference in Liverpool in 1990. In the subsequent years a series of regional conferences led to the publication and wide distribution of a summary report. The aims of GLAD are: In the continually changing context of further and higher education, the mission of GLAD is to encourage and support the enhancement of learning in Art and Design.
Chair: David Vaughan
Principal, Cumbria College of Art and Design
Carlisle CA3 9AY
Tel: 01228 400300
NSEAD - National Society for Education in Art & Design
NSEAD has a membership drawn from every sector of education from the primary school to universities and is the leading national authority on the subject area in the United Kingdom. The NSEAD's principal aims are to promote and defend art and design education and to look after the professional interests of teachers in this area of education. Communication with members is maintained through occasional publications, the regular NSEAD Newsletter and the internationally respected Journal of Art & Design Education, and through the NSEAD web site. The Society provides frequent in-service education opportunities through a programme of international, national and regional events. Close contact is maintained with all the key government departments.
The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is the professional body for designers. The Society exists to promote concern for the sound principles of design in all areas in which design considerations apply, to further design practice and encourage the study of design techniques for the benefit of the community.
DEED - The Design Education Association
DEED was created in 1999 through the merger of the committees of GRADE and NA3DDE . DEED's general aim, through conferences and the endeavours of individual members, is to promote and share good practice in both two- three- and four-dimensional design education. Its central concern within design education and through educational links with industry and professional practice, has been to explore ways of maintaining quality in a dramatically changing environment.
DHS - Design History Society
The DHS works to consolidate design history as a distinct field of study through its journal, newsletter, annual conference and other events. It seeks to encourage the development of a strong design history community within which awareness of new research can be heightened.
NACHE - National Association of Ceramics in Higher Education
NACHE is made up of the course leaders of higher level ceramics courses in the
NAJSDE - National Association of Jewellery and Silversmith Design Education
Chair: Joyce Palmer
Sir John Cass Department of Art
London Guildhall University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London, E1 7PF
Tel: 020 7320 1900
The ADCFTD web site provides selected information especially for Fashion & Textiles Degree Courses in the UK. In it can be found information covering the institutions and universities, courses, and galleries. Also, the latest up and coming fashion and textile events, together with links to institute and departmental web sites. The information on this site is constantly updated.
AAH - Association of Art Historians
AAH was formed in the UK in 1974 to promote the study of art history. It represents the interests of art and design historians in all aspects of the discipline, including art, design, architecture, photography, film and other media, cultural studies, conservation and museum studies.
The central purpose of NAFAE is to advocate the interests and continuing development of fine art education, in secondary, further and higher education. It is unique in providing the essential overview of fine art at regional, national and increasingly, international levels. The Association is the principal consultative authority in fine art education and through its specialist network, provides definitive information and professional opinion for public bodies. Membership represents over 60 institutions. Publication: the Journal of Visual Art Practice.
AOI - Association of Illustrators
The AOI was established in1973 to advance and protect illustrator's rights and is a non-profit making trade association dedicated to its members' professional interests and the promotion of illustration.
Formed in 1998, AMPE acts as a national voice for media practitioners, plans to hold an annual conference where issues relating to media practice can be discussed, will publish a journal and organise a festival of student productions.AMPE is the subject association for departments and people involved in educating or training people for media practice.
Represents the field of media, communication studies and cultural studies in UK higher education. The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association was founded in 1999 when two previous associations in the field came together. MeCCSA's membership is open to all teachers and researchers teaching and researching these subjects in universities and colleges of higher education.
NAHEMI- National Association for HE in the Moving Image
NAHEMI was established in 1963 to represent all courses that offer a major practical study in film, video, animation and television. The Association's main aims are to act as a forum for debates on all aspects of film, video, animation and TV education, to foster links with Industry, the professions and Government bodies and to promote the members' creative work by offering student prizes and innovative exhibition, distribution or scholarship projects. NAHEMI maintains active links with the international film schools around the world. It supports the "Journal of Media Practice", which is free to members.
RSN was founded in December 1998 by lecturers and researchers as an association whose aim is to encourage study and research in radio, and seek ways to improve its academic and cultural status. There are about one hundred members at present, and over twice that number participate in the radio-studies discussion group. also publish a newsletter.
The AOP brings professional photographers together, protecting their rights and promoting photography. We campaign for all photographers and our awards promote the best in photography. We also provide information services, education programmes, exhibitions and publications to support these activities.
As image-makers respond to globalisation, the AOP is building an effective network of communications with photographers from around the world.