From Laura Gordon:
The Money Problem
How can you experiment without fear of failure when you have this much at stake? If experimentation isn’t the purpose of arts education then what is it – to produce commercially viable work ready for clients and blogs? How will students reinvent and reshape their industries if they’re trained to fit into them as they already exist?
Student as consumer creates a destructive power balance, with tutors as service providers. University structures, courses and staff are governed by money, not learning.