All right, I am only using Art Center because it used to have a school in Europe.
So I should be asking, will western design schools begin to extend its reach to Asia directly as opposed to simply “luring” foreign students over?
I was talking to a friend about how certain European countries may lift the “free education for foreigners” benefit, and how expensive it will get for a foreigner to study in Europe.
I was also thinking about how much more difficult it will be for foreign students to go abroad to the west, so perhaps the best way is for well-established schools like Art-Center and other academies to set up “branches” in Asia to cater for Asian needs. Perhaps it’s not just Asia. I am only using it as a popular reference. It can be anywhere in the world.
Tertiary education is commercialized, so I don’t think this is impossible. However, will the “franchising” of such educational institution( not including vocational schools ) degrade it’s image and quality? How will it affect the job market? How will it affect the industry?
Perhaps we will see a mode of education that is independent of culture. Is this even possible?
It can also be a form of attraction to lure western students back to their own institutions, but on a foreign ground. Lot’s of business opportunities.
No matter what, I think the result will be unimaginable.
And by the way, I made this thread here because I think this topic reaches a scope much greater than just education.