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Listen: The future of the arts

24th June 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

The Vice Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, Dr Paul Thompson, has called for the arts and sciences to combine to drive innovation and economic recovery from the pandemic.

Dr Thompson believes that a blended approach to the subjects is the only way the UK and global economies will recover, following the biggest drop in 300 years.

Renowned for its pioneering approach to learning, the RCA is transforming into a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) focussed institution, to equip students with the skills needed to tackle the most complex issues faced by modern societies.

Research by the College found that Service, Vehicle and Innovation Design along with Fashion are the courses with the most successful alumni, with graduates from these courses most likely to combine high earnings and a career path as either an employee of an organisation or the owner of a company.

Aston spoke to Dr Nadia Danhash, director at Innovation RCA.