A study in four parts of the development of Art and Design
Education in the nineteenth century. Although the 1835-36
Select Committee on Arts and Manufactures is cited as the
starting point the actual scope of this study predates 1835 and
Part I looks at the important antecedents that led up to the
setting up of this Committee, being the point at which Design
Education was perceived as an important necessity to support
the country's industrial growth and ward off the threat of
Part II looks at the outcome of that Committee and the setting
up of the Metropolitan and Provincial Schools of Design.
Part III covers the Department of Practical Art/Department of
Science and Art, and how the South Kensington System created by
Henry Cole controlled Art and Design Education.
The final Part IV looks at the forces that eroded South
Kensington particularly the influence of the Fine Arts, and Art
and Craft Movement, and the increasing control of municipal
authority. The finishing point of the study is the 1902
This thesis is closed access. Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.