Cascade is onedotzero’s education programme that they run in conjunction with the London leg of their touring programme. Camberwell’s Derek Yates, who is Course Director for both the FdA Design Practice and FdA Illstration for Sequence for Interaction has been working with onedotzero’s Sophie Walter on the development of the Cascade programme since it’s launch last year.
At this year’s D&AD awards ceremony the theme was partnerships between industry and education. The Cascade programme was highlighted as an example of good practice in this area.
Not only do the recent graduates get a chance to meet and work with industry practitioners, work collabratively with fellow graduates and produce new work, they also get a chance to debate and discuss the future of art and design education and the creative industries.
Issue’s raised at this year’s Cascade included; the gap between university and the work place, how prepared students feel about entering the world of the creative industry and the challenge of working alongside different creative disciplines. Do current degree programs prepare our students for life outside university? Does teaching need to change as the industry develops?
Food for thought indeed.