NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Teaching and Learning

By Anna Tow and Deborah Turnbull Tillman — In a world where there is daily anxiety around the economy, our health and public engagement, we offer a pedagogy that promotes resilience, self-reliance and employability. As Collaborator, Deborah Turnbull Tillman is curator concerned with disrupting conventional process and situating her students
By Associate Professor Cathy Henkel and Isabel Turner — Diverse and equitable representation, both on and off screen, is the subject of considerable debate in the screen industry sector. Screen Australia’s Seeing Ourselves report (2016) was a milestone study in representation on screen and prompted the formation of Screen Australia’s Equity
By Pearl Tan — The push for diversity in many arenas is stronger than ever. In higher education, one way this can manifest, is in higher numbers of students from diverse backgrounds. With more diverse student cohorts, it’s certain that teachers will encounter students who are telling stories from cultures
By Rowan Woods and Dr Duncan McLean — Film school programs are only useful to students and industry if attention is paid to the winds of change surrounding screen authorship.

The pandemic has presented design education with as many opportunities as it has challenges. With literally a day or two to prepare, most Australian tertiary education providers were hurled into a world of online learning at a scale way beyond what they ever really imagined or prepared for.

In the wake of COVID limitations, Art Schools in California are looking to introduce a ‘hybrid’ approach to art instruction for the next semester. University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts are considering the practicalities of combining online and lab-based attendance with other schools such as Cal

As a creative arts institution spanning art, design, media, performance, film and music, LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore transitioned to partial online teaching in early February 2020 before closing its campuses and going fully online by the end of March 2020. Each discipline required a calibrated way

ArtsHub has produced a useful guide to prospective students in the process of selecting their tertiary study program and institution. Based on responses from educators and industry professionals to the question: “What is the one key piece of advice you would offer secondary school students to help them in making

A recent research report, Time to Listen, commissioned by Arts Council England and produced by the University of Nottingham, has revealed the need for urgent changes in arts and culture provision in schools. The three-year study Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement, gathered data from over 6000 11-18 year olds and

Since the Dawkins Reforms, the role of higher education has expanded from focusing on knowledge generation and dissemination to preparing graduates for life beyond the institution. The need for creative arts education to meet graduate employment requirements and service industry expectations thus informs the courses and industry-situated opportunities