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1 The importance of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the 21 st Century Presented by Professor Pal Ahluwalia Pro Vice Chancellor Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences

2 A personal journey...  Born in Kenya  Schooled in Canada  International student in Australia  PhD completed at Flinders University  Professor of Politics at Adelaide University  Visiting Professor with University of California, Berkley  Professor Goldsmiths College, and Director: Centre for Postcolonial Studies, at the University of London  Professor UC, San Diego  Pro Vice Chancellor at UniSA The importance of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the 21 st Century

3 The BIG picture...  The world is rapidly changing  ‘Tomorrow... 4 people will be born every second, and 2 will die, every second’  ‘Tomorrow... 3,000 books will be published, but nearly a billion people won’t be able to read, and only 7% will be educated to secondary level’  The world’s problems can’t be solved by science alone ‘Tomorrow’ video The importance of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the 21 st Century

4 The world will always need: educators... to build the next generation designers... to create and inspire writers... to record and engage photographers carers historians artists communication specialists language experts psychologists mediation and conflict specialists advocates architects entertainers and musicians The importance of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the 21 st Century

5 HORIZON 2020 improving health and health care for all protecting the planet’s natural resources generating clever solutions to global energy needs creating new designs and technologies for a changing world enhancing the quality and productivity of working life building just, resilient and inclusive democratic societies The importance of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the 21 st Century

6 Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences Division Structure  5 Schools  The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre  The Hawke Research Institute  3 Nationally Funded Research Centres  4 University Funded Research Centres  1 UNESCO Chair  Staff: ~467 (295 Academic, 172 Professional)  Total students: ~11,118 (~8155 EFTSL)  Onshore international: ~629  Transnational: ~1105  Research Category 1-4 Income (2009): ~$12.8m  Total budget: ~$135m

7 Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences - Schools Art, Architecture & Design Education Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy Communication, International Studies & Languages David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research

8 School of Art, Architecture and Design Main Areas of Study: -Visual Arts -Interior Architecture -Architecture -Product Innovation -Visual Communication -Sustainable Design Moulding the future artists, designers and creators of the world by equipping students with skills in aesthetic appreciation and critical analysis, creative and lateral thinking, leadership and problem solving

9 School of Art, Architecture and Design – student work Our graduates continue to win acclaim, prizes and awards for their art, architecture and design practice, arts writing and curatorship Tim Rochford Industrial Design Chloe Bower Sculpture & Installation Susannah Mitchell Interior Architecture Andrew Staker Interior Architecture Craig Nottage Industrial Design

10 Mel Manser Ceramics Alessandra Tomeo Jewellery Kasha Abbot Visual Communication Sheri Northeast Textiles School of Art, Architecture and Design – student work Belinda Paulovich Visual Communication

11 School of Art, Architecture and Design - differentiators Most prestigious undergraduate visual arts qualification in South Australia State-of-the-art studio environments & workshop facilities Study abroad tours! Opportunities to undertake study at an overseas art school! Our library has the largest collection of art, craft and design resource materials in the whole of S.A. Specialisations in ceramics, drawing, glass, jewellery and metal, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and sculpture! Work with real life clients! Practical work placements! Nationally recognised programs Largest Architecture & Design workshop in Australia (600 m²) one of the oldest art schools in Australia Located in modern purpose built award winning building Master Classes

12 CAREER PATHS Painter Construction Managers Furniture Designers Interior Designers Exhibition Designers Photographer Jewellery & Glass Designer Art Historian CuratorSculptor Urban Designer Ceramicist Printmaker Computer Artist School of Art, Architecture and Design – career paths Where will our programs take you??

13 School of Communication, International Studies and Languages The largest range of communication courses in South Australia, guiding the development of tomorrow's expert communicators Main Areas of Study:  International Studies  Writing & Creative Communication  Media & Culture  Journalism  Media Arts  Public Relations

14 School of Communication, International Studies and Languages State of the art Radio and TV Facilities Tune in and

15 School of Communication, International Studies and Languages - differentiators Creative and practical courses Hands on experience! ONLY journalism program in South Australia! Real world workplace internships Close links with industry Flexibility to select wide range of sub-majors State of the art Radio and TV Facilities UniCAST – the uni’s very own internet radio station! Accreditation by Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Opportunity to travel and study in country of your choice Hawke Ambassador International Volunteer Experience Student run publications

16 Career Paths Foreign Correspondent Animators 2D and 3D Filmmaking, cinematography and scriptwriting TV production/directing TheatreGame Design Corporate Affairs Coordinators Government Relations Officer Events Coordinator Advertising Accounts Manager Public Relations Officer/Consultant/ Manager Communications Officer/Manager PR/Marketing Coordinator International Development and Global Business Global media and creative industries EditorNewsreader/Reporter Web Design and Content Development Music and Recording Industries School of Communication, International Studies and Languages – career paths

17 David Unaipon College of Research & Education Main Areas of Study:  Australian Studies  Aboriginal Studies  Social Work (as double degree)  Social Science (as double degree) A growing and important Indigenous Research hub of Indigenous academics with a proven track record in undertaking local and national Indigenous research projects in areas including health & wellbeing, education, employment & training, language and resource development.

18 David Unaipon College of Research and Education - differentiators Field Placements Extensive National and International Links Strong record in winning national grants for research Double Degrees available Make a DIFFERENCE in the lives of Indigenous people Promotes ethical action & social responsibility International Exchange Opportunities

19 David Unaipon College of Research and Education – career paths Career Paths State Government Sector Indigenous organisations Federal Government Sector Local Government Sector

20 School of Education Providing the skills and experiences to produce first class graduates and leaders within education across the nation Main Areas of Study:  Early Childhood Education  Junior Primary and Primary Education  Primary and Middle Education  Middle and Secondary Education

21 School of Education All Undergraduate and Graduate Entry Education programs undertake Professional Experience in a wide variety of care and school settings including in rural and remote locations

22 School of Education - differentiators Close association with education industry Practical Placements in EVERY year of study Programs meet the requirements for registration with Teachers Registration Board of South Australia Long and respected history High graduate employment levels Develop sustainable, respectful and collaborative relationships with our learning community partners Integrate site based, on campus and online learning Value an evidence based inquiry approach to learning and teaching Foster the ability to actively participate in professional learning communities Promote teacher identities that reflects integrity, respect and responsibility

23 School of Education – career paths Career Paths Primary School Teacher Middle School Teacher Secondary School Teacher Private School Education Public School Education Early Childhood Teacher Childcare Coordinator International Schools Training Organisations TAFEUniversities Community Based Organisations Specialist Schools

24 School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy Equipping students with the skills to make an immediate and lasting contribution to society Main Areas of Study:  Psychology  Social Work  Human Services  Mediation and Conflict Resolution

25 School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy – Social Work Studio The new Social Work Studio is a purpose-built dedicated learning space where students can experience various aspects of social work practice in a supportive and safe environment Opened 16 February 2011

26 School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy Purpose built Social Work Studio for use in every year to enable intensive skill development Field placements in the real world Nationally accredited programs High graduate employment levels Wide variety of career options Community engagement Opportunity to work on Research Projects Overseas placements available Strong links with industry and government

27 PsychologistSocial Worker CounsellorPolicy Advocate Policy Development Officer Youth Worker Family and Youth Services Disability Services Aged Care Health and Mental Health Services Unemployment Services Correctional Services Community Development Officer Case Worker/Manager Project Officer/Manager Private Sector Not for Profit Sector Government Sector School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy – career paths Where can my degree take me??

28 The importance of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the 21 st Century Tomorrow... How can we make a difference?  ‘Tomorrow... refugees won’t have to struggle through depression alone...  ‘Tomorrow... we’ll embrace indigenous knowledges...  ‘Tomorrow... Cities will be smarter, cleaner and greener...’ Tomorrow... humanities, arts and social sciences graduates will be making a difference... the very next day.

29 Site Gibson Desert Tackling today’s issues for a better tomorrow University of South Australia’s graduates in Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences


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