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Caroline is currently academic lead for Quality Assurance and Enhancement and senior lecturer in Historical and Cultural Studies on BA(Hons) Illustration. She trained as a design historian at the University of Brighton and Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum and completed a Doctorate in Education at the University of Sheffield with a focus on visual research methodologies.
She joined Falmouth University in 2000 as a senior lecturer in Historical and Cultural Studies on undergraduate and postgraduates courses including (amongst others): MA Art & Design: Histories & Theories, MA Advertising, BA(Hons) Graphic Design, BA(Hons Illustration, BA(Hons) 3D Design and BA(Hons) Spatial Design before moving on to work in course leadership and curriculum management. She was head of Contemporary Crafts and, prior to that, programme leader, Three-Dimensional Design. Before joining Falmouth, she was a lecturer in the History of Art and Design at Newcastle College, Northumbria University and Sunderland University (1992-2000).
She has worked as a journalist for the Architect’s Journal, Time Out, a-n, Design Week and Crafts, a researcher for the Victoria & Albert Museum and Design Museum and research assistant at the Sir John Cass and Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as well as visiting lecturer in universities across the UK including (amongst others): University of the Arts London (Central St Martins, Camberwell College of Arts), Winchester School of Art and University of the Creative Arts (Medway, Maidstone).
- 2008, Co-Convenor, Design History Society Conference, Falmouth University
Research Degrees Examined:
- MPhil, Falmouth University
Areas of Teaching:
- Historical and Cultural Studies
- History of Modern Art and Design
- Cultural Geography
- Visual Ethnography
- Research Methods and Methodologies in Education
Courses taught at Falmouth University:
- Illustration BA(Hons)
CAT 1 Assessment Practice, co-delivered with Dr Ginny Button, Falmouth University, June 2017.
CHEAD (Council for Education in Art & Design) Conference Paper (invited speaker) ‘The Impact of the NSS on Assessment in Art in Design’ delivered at the Leadership Programme Seminar Series on Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Developing creative pedagogic practice and sympathetic organisational structures, at Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton, 3 May 2018.
Engagement with professional associations and societies:
- Advance HE Arts & Humanities Conference Paper (invited speaker) ‘Doing it for Real: Curriculum Design in a Creative University’ delivered at the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 2 July 2019.
- GLAD (Group for Learning in Art & Design Conference Paper (invited co-speaker) ‘The Creative Bridge: A model of curriculum development’ at the 21st GLAD Conference Underneath the metrics: What is really happening to art and design education? at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 7 December 2018. This paper will be published as a peer-reviewed journal article as a result of conference proceedings in the Journal of Art Design and Communication in Higher Education.
- CHEAD (Council for Education in Art & Design) Conference Paper (invited speaker) ‘The Impact of the NSS on Assessment in Art in Design’ delivered at the Leadership Programme Seminar Series on Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Developing creative pedagogic practice and sympathetic organisational structures at Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton, 3 May 2018.
Become adept at problem solving and creating your visual language on an illustration course renowned for its professional practice and industry connections. From day one you’ll have your own desk space, and be encouraged to embrace the studio culture of creative communities.