Professor David Crow has been appointed as UAL’s Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Colleges for Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts. He will take up post on 1 August 2016.
David Crow is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. Amongst his achievements there, he reclaimed the heritage of the School – one of the UK’s oldest providers of creative education – after its identity had been subsumed for a generation as the university’s Faculty of Art and Design. He also led the recent prize-winning redevelopment of the School’s buildings.
Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor at UAL, said:
“We are delighted to have appointed David Crow, one of the leading figures in this generation of creative academics, as our new Pro Vice-Chancellor. I look forward to working with David during this exciting period for UAL at the heart of the UK’s fast-growing creative industries.”
David Crow said:
“I am pleased to be able to play my part in shaping the future of UAL and its colleges, whose students and alumni have such influence on art, design and performance across the world.”
David Crow studied Communication Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. He subsequently worked as a designer in London for Assorted iMaGes and as Art Director for Island Records before running his own consultancy. As a freelance designer he worked for clients in the cultural sector including Rolling Stones Records, Virgin Records, Phonogram and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He then moved into academia as Head of the Department of Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University.