Why design schools need to teach life-long skills

Here we are again, at the start of another academic year, with another crop of art school freshers. The wannabe illustrators, communication designers, animators, photographers and art directors of tomorrow are only just beginning their three-year ascent to the top of the pile, and the competition for the opportunities that the creative industries can provide in 2016.

But how likely is it that the internships, placements and jobs - full time, in-house and freelance - that are on offer in three years' time will be comparable to what was available this past summer? We already know that the communication design and media worlds move forwards, onwards and upwards at a relentless pace, and that the nature of the creative industries translates into an insatiable appetite for novelty. The newer, brighter and shinier, the better.

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