Our Interdisciplinary World: the future of creative arts or the end of specialised practice?
As industry increasingly emphasises the value of creativity and artistic experience for a host of non-arts disciplines, interdisciplinarity - in research, teaching and engagement - is becoming a fact of life for many in creative arts education. But what does it mean for creative arts disciplines themselves? Does it open up new pathways for creative expression and enhanced graduate careers? Or does it reduce time for dedicated arts practice and consign the arts to an optional generalist cultural studies ‘add on’?
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