The Creative Attributes Framework (CAF) demonstrates how, through the curriculum, we empower students and graduates to develop ethical and wide ranging qualities, abilities and behaviours to prepare for the future and sustain a rewarding professional life.
UAL students successfully gain graduate level jobs, start their own businesses or go freelance within the creative industries and beyond. The Creative Attributes Framework helps articulate and connect the curriculum to professional practice, demonstrating how UAL students continuously develop and prepare for their future.
The framework is divided into 3 capacities, each underpinned by 3 attributes. These attributes are in turn demonstrated through practices, skills, behaviours and abilities.
This project was funded by the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE).
- Use the Creative Attributes Framework guidance for course teams (PDF 2.7MB) to help you use the framework for your course and practice.
- Find an Example student facing version for course handbooks (PDF 418KB)
- Use the DCAF blog to find a shared language around digital with your students.
MyCAF is hosted on Academic Support Online and is a central resource for all students to learn about their creative attributes.
MyCAF: a step-by-step guide
How to introduce your students to the Creative Attributes Framework with the help of the online tool MyCAF (Word 79KB).
Adapt this PowerPoint template to present the Creative Attributes Framework and MyCAF to your students (Powerpoint 5.1MB).
Explore case studies
Find definitions of the attributes and explore online case studies with your students.