caroline thraves

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Caroline Thraves MSc; MA; BA; PGCE, HND, HEA Senior Fellow, CIEA Fellow, IKT Fellow

Academic Director for Art & Media.


Academic Director for Art & Media, Swansea College of Art within Wales Institute of Science and Art.

Caroline’s professional and academic career has been within the field of fashion and textiles. She also holds an MA in Post Compulsory Education and Training, alongside an MSc in Management Studies.

Caroline has extensive experience of working with industry on knowledge exchange projects and has a track record of gaining over 2.5 million pounds in external funding to support the creative industries with innovation, research and development. Previous projects include EU funded ACT project and EU funded TTP, at present Caroline is the Project Director of the EU Interegg Project Catalyst. 

Caroline was awarded Welsh Women of the Year 2019 for Services to Education at the Welsh Women’s Awards. Caroline was awarded the Sunday Times/WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star’s Award 2019 (Education and Academia).

  • HEA Senior Fellow
  • CIEA Fellow
  • IKT Fellow
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Mission Gallery, Swansea
  • Board of Governor at St Josephs Cathedral Primary School, Swansea
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)