International Journal of Art & Design Education

Design, and Art & Design Education

Volume 3.3   1984



A discussion paper by Stuart Macdonald, Honorary Secretary of the NSAE Standing Committee on Design in Education. The basis of a discussion at the NSAE conference in Bath 1984, the paper's purpose was to clarify art and design's area of education, not to provide definitions of 'art' and of 'design'. Art, craft and design are interrelated, interpenetrative and interdependent in theory and practice and should be so considered in education. While it is possible and often useful to divide art and design into various areas of activity for educational practice, their essential unity should be stressed in each area.