Art Olympia 2017

International Open Art Competition

All Warnborough Fine Arts (MFA and PhDFA) students are encouraged to enter the Art Olympia 2017 competition. Warnborough students who are studying through our Academic Partners worldwide are also encouraged to enter. Art Olympia is a new international open art competition held once every two years. The main goals are …

Higher Education Crisis?

Higher Education Crisis?

A survey was conducted recently by Inside Higher Ed which found that the majority of college business officials agree higher education is in financial crisis, painting a very bleak outlook for the next 10 years. You can read the details in full here. John Mason, principal of Australian Correspondence Schools …

Elizabeth Raney, PhD

Graduate Interview: Elizabeth Raney, PhD

We chatted to our Doctoral graduate, Elizabeth Raney, who completed our PhD in Cultural Art History. Her mentor was Dr Jill Kiefer. Where do you live now and what do you do? I live in Los Angeles and work at MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art). Why did you choose …

Learning by doing beats learning by being told

Learning by Doing beats Learning by being Told

A recent article in Education Dive debates whether institutions should encourage entrepreneurship. We don’t even know why this ‘debate’ is still ‘raging’. The dissenters have already missed the boat and are on their way to becoming academic dinosaurs. Institutions can create opportunities for students to learn without having to spend …

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

This past weekend (April 23rd), the world celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing. Like or loathe him, there is no denying he (and his works) has greatly influenced the English language as we know it. Common everyday sayings that we take for granted first found life in the …

knowledge usefulness

Knowledge Usefulness (and APEL)

Recently, a potential student wrote in to ask if his vast experience might count for something. His original GPA scores had been low, but he had gone out and worked in all manner of jobs, gained lifetime and travel experience some of us can only dream about. His gripe was …