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In Defence of the Media Arts

Screen Education in the Twenty-first Century

April 2016
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    8th April 2016
  • ISBN 9781782770282
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.25"
  • Images color photos

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.

Andrew Burn

Andrew Burn is Professor of Media Education, and director of the DARE centre, a research collaboration with the British Film Institute.