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International Partnerships

Renowned Korean Master Ceramicist Kanghyo Lee performs at our Making Futures conference 2017.

As a small specialist art, design and media higher education institution that’s big on collaboration, partnership working and interdisciplinary practice and with the creative industries now firmly an international job market, we know the importance of connecting with creative practitioners, institutions and businesses across the globe.

Working with our partners across Europe, North America, India, China, Korea and beyond, our cultural exchanges and international projects have a significant impact on our students – improving their employment prospects, bringing international practitioners and projects into the college, creating a rich and vibrant international culture and helping to influence the way we teach.

Our students work with students from across Europe for the Euranim project creating projections for Illuminate 2017.

As an innovative institution, the college is a Founding Associate of Tate Exchange, a UK Advisory Council member of the Creative Industries Federation, a member of the UKADIA, ELIA, CAA and Cumulus groups of specialist higher education institutions, a member of the Crafts Council Advisory Group, and a Steering Group member of the Cultural Learning Alliance. Invitations to many of these groups came in the past five years, creating platforms for the college to steer national and international policies in the arts and creative education.

As the result of a growing national and international profile the college is also being invited to engage in partnership with an increasing number of European-funded projects, including STEPS (Soft Skills Training Enabling Progression and Sustainability),  Made@EU and the Euranim digital skills project, alongside other partners such as: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. A developing relationship with the British Council has in the last year seen the college developing significant projects in India and Myanmar. 

In recent years the college has extended its range of Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreements giving a broader scope for students to study on a mobility (exchange) activity for one semester, usually in the second year of their undergraduate programme. The college has a growing number of partner agreements across a range of countries in mainland Europe and beyond. Find out more.