To coincide with 30 years since UAL’s colleges first came together and 30 years since the launch of Design Week, UAL’s Professor of Interactive Digital Arts Fred Deakin was interviewed about how design education has changed over the years.

Over the past three decades, design and arts education has witnessed huge technological and systemic changes, while today education institutions like UAL are faced with new challenges which did not exist when the London Institute (now UAL) formed to save London’s art schools.

In 1986, the Institute was created, bringing together “the Inner London Education Authority’s art schools and specialist colleges in a unique collegiate institute”. Since 1986, UAL has established itself as a leader in creative arts education and as the main provider of the talent pipeline for the £86bn UK arts and design industry.

Watch the full interview with Fred below, or find out more about the UAL 30 Years On campaign here.

Design Week at 30: Fred Deakin on how design education has changed from Design Week on Vimeo.