This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores eight contributions from a multidisciplinary network involving both academic researchers and practitioners engaged in research across the African continent. It provides a critical platform to consider both the role of higher education and policy in a dialogical way, connecting theories to African-specific practices, approaches and challenges. The book addresses a range of creative disciplines and fields, from the creative arts and theatre studies to fashion, film and television studies. It focuses on the existing links between Higher education and the creative economy in Nigeria, using the case study of the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos. The book examines the support that the university provides for the creative economy in shaping and developing the talent needed in the sector, and the opportunities it makes available for creative students.
|Title of host publication||Higher Education and Policy for Creative Economies in Africa|
|Subtitle of host publication||Developing Creative Economies|
|Editors||Roberta Comunian, Brian J. Hracs, Lauren England|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|