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February 27, 2018

Neville Brody To Step Down as Dean of Royal College of Art’s School of Communication

LONDON, ENGLAND—British designer and education Neville Brody will resign as dean of the Royal College of Art’s School of Communication, effective September 2018. Brody was named dean in August 2011 and has since transformed the School of Communication’s graduate and postgraduate design programs, including the launch of courses of in information experience design and digital direction. Following his resignation, Brody will serve as a professor of visual communication, the Royal College of Art announced in a press release. An international search for a new dean has already begun.

“While the college is sorry to lose an outstanding dean and valued colleague, I am delighted that Professor Brody has agreed to continue his association with the Royal College of Art in a new role of professor of visual communication, thereby maintaining his strong link with the vision and work of the RCA and continuing to contribute to the college’s world-class research strengths and industry partnerships,” Naren Barfield, RCA deputy vice-chancellor and provost, said. “The college is very grateful to him for the work he has done as dean, and I am extremely pleased he will continue to be associated with the college in his new role.”

Brody said, “I have had seven great years as dean of the School of Communication, and I feel that this is the right moment for me to step aside, to allow a new person to take the school into the future. I am delighted that I can continue my association with the college in my new capacity as professor of visual communication. I want to express a huge thank you to all my colleagues in the school, staff, and students for their enormous contributions to the ongoing success of the school.”

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