The structure of a graphic arts and media education for a United Europe: The development of a common European strategy for education and training within the European graphic arts and media sector
2003 (English)In: Acta Graphica, ISSN 0353-4707, Vol. 15, no 1, 25-37 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The graphic arts and media sector has been affected by technological developments, particularly in the last years of the 20th century. These developments mainly affect the traditional graphic arts companies which aim at pre-press and printing production processes and work flow. Furthermore, changes are taking place in the entire range of the media industry where the traditional graphic arts sector belongs.Because of these developments, the graphic arts and media sector as well as the print media will need to be reorientated. One of the principal components related to the existence and further development of companies are the employees: that is people and individuals that have any kind of professional relationship with the graphic arts and media sector.The changes in the production environment and the application of new technologies and workflows have led to the increase in the importance of education and training as one of the fundamental factors for sector development.This paper investigates the characteristics of print media within the new structure of the media industry and their relationship to the new electronic processes. Furthermore, the current structure and reform strategies that has been applied in education and training, mainly in European Union countries,is explored. As for the further development of the graphic arts and media sector, a new strategyconcerning the future structure of education and training is discussed and suggested. This strategy isbased on the development of a transnational educational training system for the graphic arts and media sector at a European level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 15, no 1, 25-37 p.
Education and training, Future of print, Graphic arts and media sector, Print and electronic media
Engineering and Technology Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5228OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5228DiVA: diva2:8090