In Defence of the Media Arts
Screen Education in the Twenty-first Century

Paper: 978 1 78277 028 2 / $9.95
Published: April 2016  

Publisher: UCL IOE Press
32 pp., 5 4/5" x 8 1/4"
color photos

Series: IOE Inaugural Professorial Lectures
At a time when arts education is again marginalized in school curricula, the media arts are most in danger of being lost. This lecture proposes six reasons why schools and policymakers should take the media arts more seriously. It argues for collaboration between the arts, proposing that in today’s world a fusion of artistic practices is more common than a separation between them; and challenges the hierarchy of the arts that operates in society and in education. Finally, it identifies the specific role of digital media in the media arts, arguing for both continuity and innovation.