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Student Story: Cecilia Casas, The Art of Social Engagement

Image courtesy of UAL,
Written by
Jasmin Woolley-Butler
Published date
02 June 2020

For this week’s student story we catch up with Cecilia Casas who joined us from Spain at Chelsea College of Arts last summer for The Art of Social Engagement. She explains why this course was the right choice for her, and how she has folded her newfound skills back into her teaching practice and her academic research.

Would you like to join The Art of Social Engagement, in our interactive online classroom this summer? Through discussion, collaborative group work and practical exercises this course will inspire and motivate you to begin programming, curating, devising and facilitating social engagement projects or concepts of your own. Over the week you will develop your own personal manifesto for how you will use your practice, and how that will drive your social engagement plan forward. Your tutor will also work closely with you to create a bespoke action plan on how you can take your ideas forward

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at Chelsea College of Arts?
It is a great experience in which you can learn a lot from experienced professionals in your area of interest. They really help you to carry out your own project.

What characteristics do you think are vital to becoming a successful artist/creative, in any discipline?
I think that to become a successful creative two things are vital. On the one hand, to find one’s own way or “methodology” to create and, on the other hand, hard work is always necessary too.

What 3 words best describe your Short Course experience?
Interesting, useful, and human-centered experience.

You can see Cecilia’s work on her Instagram page.

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