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International Journal of Art & Design Education

A Dual Inheritance: The Politics of Educational reform and PhDs in Art and Design

Volume 20.3   2001

CANDLIN, FIONA

 

This paper examines the changing relationship of art practice to academic research in higher education since 1960. Whereas art practice was often conceived of as divorced from any notion of academic or theoretical work in the post 1960 art school, by the 1990s the ground had changed to such a degree that it was possible to pursue doctoral study in art practice. This emergence of practice-based PhDs can be considered as part of a larger shift in art education and its acceptance of theory.