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 three capacities each of which is underpinned by three attributes. These attributes are in turn demonstrated through practices, skills, behaviours and abilities.
Find out more by reading the Creative Attributes Framework Overview (PDF 164KB).
Download the Guidance for Course Teams (PDF 2.7MB) to help you use the framework for your course and practice.
- Creative Attributes Framework Overview (PDF 164KB)
- Creative Attributes Framework Guidance (PDF 6.1MB)
- Example Student Facing Version for Course Handbooks (PDF 418KB)
- DCAF is a Creative Attributes Framework blog that provides a shared language around digital.
This project was funded by the Higher Education Academy.
MyCAF is accessible via Moodle and is a central resource for students to learn about Creative Attributes. This online tool helps students to explore, learn and develop creative attributes either as part of their course or by way of self-initiated study.