Alternative art schools: a threat to universities?

An interesting article about an alternative art school in Great Britain, in which instead of paying for tuition, students provide community service.

An interesting article about an alternative art school in Great Britain, in which instead of paying for tuition, students provide community service.

“The project, which opened in September, is the latest alternative art school to be established in the UK. Open School East co-founder Sam Thorne, an associate editor of Frieze magazine, says their recent proliferation has been driven by the rise in fees and a growing disillusionment with university art education. Some, such as the Islington Mill Art Academy in Salford and the School of the Damned in east London, were set up by art students and recent graduates who could not afford rising course fees and were dissatisfied with the structure, ethos and curricula of traditional art degrees.”

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/21/alternative-art-schools-threaten-universities

Also, visit the Open School East website: http://www.openschooleast.org/