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ERIC Number: ED544591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-16
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Digital Industries. A Subject-Based Aspect Report on Provision in Scotland's Colleges by HM Inspectors on Behalf of the Scottish Funding Council
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
The HMIE publication, "External quality arrangements for Scotland's colleges," specifies that HMIE will produce a number of subject aspect reports over the four years 2008-12. These aspect reports complement in a subject-specific context the generic evaluations of learning and teaching in HMIE's reports of external review of colleges. Colleges should act on the recommendations contained in these reports and college inspectors will monitor action towards implementation of these recommendations as part of their normal dialogue with colleges. They will also wish to discuss issues arising from subject aspect reports during annual engagement visits. This report evaluates programmes in the creative digital industries delivered within art and design departments in Scotland's colleges. For the purposes of the report, this covers programmes in graphic design, illustration, photography and digital-imaging, and, in a small number of instances, creative and design aspects of animation and interactive media. These are programmes which use digital technology as a primary tool to realise creative concepts. They are offered at levels from Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 4 to level 9, though the report only evaluates non-degree programmes at level 9. The programmes provide education and training for a rapidly developing industry sector which makes a significant contribution to Scotland's economy and provides employment for a large number of people. The report includes recommendations and provides case studies of sector-leading, innovative or excellent practice. Examples of learner work illustrate the report throughout. Appendixes provide: (1) Glossary of terms; (2) Colleges and organisations involved in fieldwork for this report; and (3) Bibliography. (Contains 19 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)