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Yvette Curtin

Co-Director (MA Hons, QTLS, FCIEA, FSET, RQT)

Yvette is a passionate advocate for performing arts and education within the creative industries sector. Having been active for over 30 years as a professional teacher and developer of access courses in arts education, Yvette was the original founder of the UK’s first government-funded creative sixth form, she grew the business from only 2 Saturday dance classes to a thriving, full time, UK college.

Later, she was then head hunted to replicate the same access model at London's top institute, Urdang Academy. Following this second business success, she stayed on as a Co-Principle and was the start up Director of the Urdang International business and products (now ‘The Dang'). More recently, Yvette was head hunted as Director of Academic Affairs and Strategy with Italia Conti. She managed the development and the validation process of the new degree courses that Italia Conti wanted to implement with the University of East London, and was the strategic director of the planning strategy for the merger of their 3 campus to one larger site.

As a current principal examiner with Oxford and Cambridge awarding body (OCR), Yvette was on the original development team for the Cambridge Technical and is still active in the standardisation and awarding processes. As a consultant at many of the leading UK agencies for education she has gained a reputation in the UK and internationally for development in the education market. After her extensive experience in the creative education market, Yvette knows that there is a desire and need for the programmes CEI have created. She is excited to get it out there on an independent status, to feed all industry and higher education courses globally with better prepared and informed students for all industries.

Yvette Curtin
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