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L'Université et les formations aux métiers de la culture

La diagonale du flou
Edited by Claude Patriat and Isabelle Mathieu, Dijon, Editions Universitaires de Dijon, 2012, 162 pp., Collection U-Culture(s), ISBN 978-2-36441-029-9

The emergence of university education in the field of culture goes hand in hand with the expansion of the cultural offer at the end of the 20th century. Insufficient at the start, the range of graduate possibilities has today become plethoric. The 300 university degrees, to which private courses and those at business schools need to be added, form a true bubble, largely disconnected from the expectations and the absorption capabilities of the professional field.

The book aims to give a detailed picture of this changing but confusing landscape. By connecting statements of teachers and cultural actors with testimonies by graduates, the work provides the necessary elements for the understanding of this university ardour, in all fields of study. An approach the more necessary, as the development of the educational institutions took place in an air of clear silence and striking indifference of the two ministries directly concerned - that of culture and higher education.