NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 19

AFTRS has appointed two new heads of department of Animation and Documentary.  Former Learning and Development  Manager at Animal Logic, Krista Jordan will take up the position of Head of Animation. With over twenty years professional industry experience Krista’s credits include: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, Rabbit- Proof Fence, Moulin

2019 brings a change of faces to the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) Board. We say a fond farewell to board members Sarah Miller (Wollongong), Matthew Allen (Deakin), Kim Vincs (Swinburne) and co-opted members Frank Millward and Bruce Watson who stepped down from their roles

NiTRO’s very own web officer Tom Barton has launched a new business helping creative arts practitioners connect with and grow their audiences online. Creative Connections is the culmination of Tom’s experience as a marketer across the arts, eCommerce, medical and tertiary education sectors. Creative Connections aims to equip artists and

Event date: 8-16 March 2019Event location: Spectrum Project Space (Exhibition) and Painting Studios (ARTiculate conference), ECU Mount Lawley Campus, PerthWebsite: Eleven Edith Cowan University students and Alumni with a Visual Arts education will be holding an exhibition, conference and artist talks over the weekend of International Women’s Day, 2019.

The National Institute of Dramatic Arts turns 60 this year. Founded as Australia’s first professional theatre training school, it began teaching in 1959, graduating 23 Diploma in Acting students in 1960. Today NIDA has 200 full-time students, over 12,000 part-time and short-class students, and an impressive alumni line up which includes Cate

Event date: 29 March 2019Event location: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, SydneyWebsite: Learn strategies for teaching science, maths and engineering through the lens of art in the classroom. Find out how art can extend learning and engagement of concepts in Digital Technologies from the Australian curriculum, such

Multi-award-winning writer and indigenous activist Dr Anita Heiss has been appointed as Professor of Communication at the University of Queensland, in a joint appointment between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit and the School of Communication and Arts. Professor Heiss is a prolific writer of non-fiction, historical fiction, children’s

Leading artist Hany Armanious has been appointed as Head of Sculpture at the National Art School. Armanious, who represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2011, has held positions at Sydney College of the Arts, UNSW, and most recently at the Queensland College of Art where he was responsible for

Event date: Sunday 24 March 2019Event location: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane, QueenslandWebsite: In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, the competition to bring a new idea to market is fiercer than ever. Welcome to the rise of sciencepreneurship, where scientists, designers and industry work together to streamline the

The current CEO of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Neil Peplow, has resigned and announced that he will return to London in mid 2019. Mr Peplow joined AFTRS as CEO in 2015 and, as AFTRS Chair Russel Howcroft noted, he has made a major contribution to both AFTRS and