ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts), Amsterdam

The European League of Institutes of Arts (ELIA) is a globally-connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With over 250 members in 47 countries, it represents some 300.000 students in all art disciplines. Its cross-disciplinary quality makes ELIA unique as a network. ELIA advocates for higher arts education by empowering and creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of good practices. ELIA collaborates with partner networks around the world. In addition, ELIA has over 25 years’ experience in representing higher arts education in Europe.

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Teaching: Peter Hall Abbie Vickress

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, bringing together six arts, design, fashion and communication colleges with more than 3.000 academic, research and technical staff and about 19.000 students from more than 100 countries. The university specialises entirely in design, the arts, fashion, architecture, communication and media. UAL is actively engaged in research and innovation as well as artistic, cultural and education projects. Across its six constituent colleges, UAL’s learning programmes offer a thousand courses, which share an approach of exploring the boundaries of their discipline. The bachelor Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins is a leading three-year, full-time course with approximately 460 enrolled students across three years. The course explores graphic communication design as an expanded practice in light of current shifts toward interdisciplinary, social and experiential design, systems design, design thinking, marketing, branding and strategy in a diverse range of contexts.

Programme involved: Graphic Communication Design, Depth of Field

Elisava, Barcelona

Teaching: Raúl Goñi Fernandez María Isabel Ordóñez Pizarro

Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering is a higher education facility owned by the Fundació Privada Escola Universitària. Operating since 1961, it is also a private foundation affiliated with Pompeu Fabra University since 1995. Elisava operates as a hub and connecting centre between research, academia, companies and society. Elisava awards official degrees in Graduate in Design & Graduate in Design Engineering, as well as Masters and Postgraduate degrees in the areas of Graphic Design, Product Design, Spatial Design, Strategy, Innovation and Management and in Interaction and Advanced Technologies. Elisava Research specifically is the platform for the generation of knowledge and debate around technological and social innovation through design, creating sustainable, ethical and wellbeing development opportunities.

Programme involved: Elisava Research

Vilnius Academy of Art

Teaching: Audrius Klimas Alisa Raides

Vilnius Academy of Arts is the largest and oldest public funded art university in the Baltic States, established in 1793 as an Architecture department in Vilnius. Today the Academy has more than 1.500 regular students studying art, design and architecture in 23 Bachelor, 23 Master programmes and 3 Art doctoral programmes in four locations – Vilnius, Kaunas, Telšiai and Klaipėda. The Academy runs Nida Art Colony, whose project “Sun and the sea” was awarded with Golden Lion of Venice Biennale at 2018. Studies at the Graphic Design department are based on artistic and design research strategies, towards independent creative experience and critical thinking. Students explore interdisciplinary and multimedia approach in wide range of social, cultural and political projects.

Programme involved: Graphic Design

Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík

Teaching: Ragnar Freyr Pálsson

The Iceland University of the Arts (IUA) is a self-governing Higher Education Institution offering higher education in fine arts, theatre, dance, music, design, architecture and art education. It is the only institution of its kind in Iceland. The IUA Department of Design and Architecture places an emphasis on students knowing about the ideological premise of design and design history and that they can, on the basis of their knowledge, take an informed stance on the environment and society. Design, in a way, revolves around seeing the possibilities in what is yet to take place. Students are continuously encouraged to seek new solutions and ways and to cultivate originality, imagination and a critical mindset.

Programme involved: Visual Communication

Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague

Teaching: Lauren Alexander Lizzie Malcolm Dan Powers Niels Schrader

The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague has been a leader in educating artists and designers since 1682, has an exceptional level of experience in higher education provision, and a long and rich history. The Royal Conservatoire is the other faculty of the University of the Arts The Hague and both faculties cooperate closely with Leiden University. Our research-oriented community is made up of 14 art and design departments whose small scale and intensive programmes offer access to the widest possible range of creative strategies, and who support and inspire each other. The Master Non Linear Narrative in particular, is a new two-year study programme that merges investigative methods of journalism and forensics with processing technologies of computer science and visual arts.

Programme involved: MA Non Linear Narrative