Course Leader: MA Design for Art Direction

Elephant and Castle
£26,825 - £32,319 (pro rata to £44,708 - £53,865)
10 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Contract Types
Part Time
Design Disciplines
Job Functions

Course Leader: MA Design for Art Direction

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,825 - £32,319 (pro rata to £44,708 - £53,865)

Location: London College of Communication - Elephant and Castle

Hours: Part time

This exciting new course, starting in September 2018, takes a holistic approach to the creative industries. Through its multi-disciplinary nature, the course encourages the discovery of the potential to work across sectors to produce campaigns that educate and innovate for commercial, cultural and non-profit sectors. It is a four term, full-time programme where students develop high-level leadership, management, communication and analytical skills designed to meet the changing needs of the multiple careers open to Art Directors and Creative Directors in the twenty-first century. They develop cross-disciplinary research projects, through the intersections of art, design, science and technology, and learn to present these ideas to audiences in educational and engaging ways. This is a unique course that combines academic study with creative and professional practice in a project-led curriculum that draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, whilst prompting reflection on the role of the creative studio as a powerful instrument for broadening the public imagination.

As Course Leader, you will be responsible to the Programme Director for the academic leadership and management of the MA Design for Art Direction. This includes maintenance and enhancement of standards, responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum plus the day-to-day management of the course including all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students as well as resources allocated.

Contact Dr Noemi Sadowska for further information or an informal discussion relating to the post.

Why choose us? 

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

Your profile 

We are looking for an individual with a relevant qualification at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level in one of the following or related subject areas: Art Direction, Creative Direction, Creative Leadership, Visual Communication Design, Creative Design Manager and/or equivalent experience. You should be an active researcher with a network of global industry and academic contacts and have (or be prepared to undertake) a PG teaching qualification.

Previous leadership and academic management experience is desirable. You should be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of art direction and design principles, enterprise, digital literacy, the creative and cultural industries and the global social, cultural, environmental, political and economic forces that are transforming design practices and discourses. We are seeking an individual with strong communication, management and organisational skills who is a strong team player, able to work collaboratively with colleagues to develop the subject area and share expertise.

For further details and to apply please click the “apply” button.

Closing date: 8 February 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place on 6 March 2018.

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.


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