Professor Last joined Norwich University of the Arts in January 2009, having worked in art and design higher education since 1989. He previously held the post of Deputy Principal at the Arts University Bournemouth from where he was awarded a Chair in art and design education in 2008. John’s first degree is from Sussex University in English with Philosophy and he subsequently gained postgraduate awards in Education and in Film Theory from Leeds and Sussex respectively.
Outside of NUA, John’s work includes Board Membership of the Higher Education Academy and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. In July 2013 he was elected as Vice-Chair of GuildHE and in 2015 was elected as Chair of the United Kingdom Arts and Design Institutions Association (UKADIA).
Within the eastern region, external roles include Directorship of The Forum Trust and membership of the East Anglia Art Fund Executive Committee.
Interests outside of the visual arts include listening to opera and jazz and watching cricket.
– Professor John Last