Art Schools of the Future

Art schools have been slow to adapt to the digital revolution. Now, they’re finally catching up

Are you a sculptor? A painter? An illustrator? For decades, art students starting out have asked themselves these questions. But these categories could look very different in the near future, as art schools belatedly attempt to incorporate new technology into their curricula.

Earlier this year, one of the world’s most prestigious art schools, The Royal College of Art in London, announced plans to expand its curriculum to include science and technology. It was a watershed moment that suggested some art educators are finally understanding that these subjects need to be part of the academy in order to for it to survive the digital age.

But how can art schools adapt to this new paradigm, and how will the changes inform the kind of art that will be made in the future?

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