The Great Debate: All Schools Should Be Art Schools?

Thu Oct 11, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm

with participants including
Ellie Runcie, Future Programme Director of the Design Council
Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council
Lou Cordwell OBE, CEO of magneticNorth
Jack Tindale, Manager of the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group

Design and the creative industries are key drivers of growth, innovation and exports. We are on the brink of an artificial intelligence revolution, where skills in immersion and AR/VR will be at a premium in industry’s quest to develop new products and services. But the education system is ill-equipped to provide the talent and skills at the rate they will be needed. In fact, entry to GCSE Design and Technology fell by 18,800 last year, and by 47,000 for creative GCSEs overall.

How can we improve our educational policies to meet the needs of tomorrow’s economy, and how can we create the pathways so that all young people of talent can succeed?

Design Manchester in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group