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AAH - Association of Art Historians
AAH was formed in the UK in 1974 to promote the study of art history. It represents the interests of art and design historians in all aspects of the discipline, including art, design, architecture, photography, film and other media, cultural studies, conservation and museum studies. The Chair, Evelyn Welch, is also Chair of the ADM-HEA Management Advisory Board.
Chair: Evelyn Welch, University of London
T: 020 7882 7486
AMPE - The Association of Media Practice Educators
AMPE was formed in 1998, and is now part of MeCCSA.
AOI - Association of Illustrators
AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator’s rights and is a non-profit making trade association dedicated to its members’ professional interests and the promotion of illustration
Chair: Mr Michael Bramman
T: 020 7613 4328
APHE - Association of Photographers in HE
The APHE was originally a semi-formal group of programme leaders who met annually to discuss issues emerging for photographic educators. It took its present form when the Association for Photography Degree Courses joined with the HND Photography Group in the mid 1990's.
Chair: Professor John Kippin, University of Sunderland
T: 0191 515 2125
T: 0115 848 8258
CHEAD - The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design
CHEAD is an association of 80 educational institutions with degree or postgraduate provision in art and design, represented by their most senior academic concerned with art and design.
Chair: Emma Hunt, Dean of School of Design Technology, University of Huddersfield
Executive Secretary of CHEAD: Christoph Raatz
T: 0207 387 2134
DEED - The Design Education Association
DEED was created in 1999 through the merger of the committees of GRADE and NA3DDE. DEED’s general aim, through conferences and the endeavours of individual members, is to promote and share good practice in both two- three- and four-dimensional design education. Its central concern within design education and through educational links with industry and professional practice, has been to explore ways of maintaining quality in a dramatically changing environment.
Chair: Peter Slater, Buckinghamshire Chilterns College
T: 01494 603009
DHS - Design History Society
DHS works to consolidate design history as a distinct field of study through its journal, newsletter, annual conference and other events. It seeks to encourage the development of a strong design history community within which awareness of new research can be heightened. (Kirsten Hardie, is a member of the ADM-HEA Art and Design Reference Group.)
Chair: Dr. Cheryl Buckley, University of Northumbria
Teaching and Learning Officer: Kirsten Hardie, Arts Institute Bournemouth
T: 01202 363305
DRS - Design Research Society
The DRS was founded in 1967 and is a multi-disciplinary international learned society for the design research community. It has facilitated a design research network in 35 countries comprising of members who maintain contact through the publications and activities of the society. The DRS publishes a free electronic newsletter and the international journal 'Design Studies'.
Chair: Professor Chris Rust, Sheffield Hallam University
FTC - Association of Fashion and Textile Courses
The FTC website provides information especially for Fashion & Textiles Degree Courses in the UK. In contains information covering the institutions and universities, courses, and galleries. Also, the latest up and coming fashion and textile events, together with links to institute and departmental web sites. Membership of the Association is open to all Institutions involved in the delivery of Fashion and Textiles in Higher Education.
GLAD - Group for Learning in Art & Design
GLAD started as a Teaching and Learning Steering Group of CNAA in the Autumn of 1989. It played a part in establishing the agenda for Learning and Teaching strategy development in a rapidly changing HE environment since the first GLAD conference in Liverpool in 1990. In the subsequent years a series of regional conferences led to the publication and wide distribution of a summary report. The aims of GLAD are: In the continually changing context of further and higher education, the mission of GLAD is to encourage and support the enhancement of.
Chair: John Last, Norwich University College of the Arts
T: 01603 756224
MeCCSA - Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association
MeCCSA represents the field of media, communication studies and cultural studies in UK higher education. The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association was founded in 1999 when two previous associations in the field came together. MeCCSA's membership is open to all teachers and researchers teaching and researching these subjects in universities and colleges of higher education.
Chair: Sue Thornham, University of Sussex
NACHE - National Association of Ceramics in Higher Education
NACHE is made up of the course leaders of higher level ceramics courses in the UK and Northern Ireland. NACHE seeks to identify and disseminate good practice throughout its membership, and to be emblematic of quality in the management and teaching of the subject.
Chair: Kyra Cane, University of Westminster
T: 0171 911 5000
NAHEMI- National Association for HE in the Moving Image
NAHEMI was established in 1963 to represent all courses that offer a major practical study in film, video, animation and television. The Association's main aims are to act as a forum for debates on all aspects of film, video, animation and TV education, to foster links with Industry, the professions and Government bodies and to promote the members' creative work by offering student prizes and innovative exhibition, distribution or scholarship projects. NAHEMI maintains active links with the international film schools around the world. It supports the "Journal of Media Practice", which is free to members.
Chair, Yossi Balanescu, Sir John Cass Department of Art, London Guildhall University
T: 020 8566 5673
NAFAE- National Association for Fine Art Education
NAFAE is the Subject Association for Fine Art education in the UK. They advocate the interests, promotion and cultural relevance of Fine Art education at Foundation, BA, MA and PhD levels. The Association aims to be instrumental in anticipating and shaping decisions that impact on the enhancement and future development of Fine Art by engaging with a range of constituencies.
Chair: Mark Dunhill, Central Saint Martins
T: 02476 888517
NSEAD has a membership drawn from every sector of education from the primary school to universities and is the leading national authority on the subject area in the United Kingdom. The NSEAD's principal aims are to promote and defend art and design education and to look after the professional interests of teachers in this area of education. Communication with members is maintained through occasional publications, the regular NSEAD Newsletter and the internationally respected Journal of Art & Design Education, and through the NSEAD web site. The Society provides frequent in-service education opportunities through a programme of international, national and regional events. Close contact is maintained with all the key government departments.
RSN - Radio Studies Network
The RSN was founded in December 1998 by lecturers and researchers as an association whose aim is to encourage study and research in radio, and seek ways to improve its academic and cultural status. There are about one hundred members at present, and over twice that number participate in the radio studies discussion group. Also publish a newsletter.