Flowers could never be mode one

Searching on London College of Communications found this disturbing news. Some departments are being closed down and my guess is that this may relate to academic cred. Print and Publishing has gone as a unit, now part of Design or Media. So the words are getting more abstract, not sure what the difference is in practice.

http://lccoppose.blogspot.com/2009/12/external-examiner-sends-out-messag...

Flowers are out completely. Is it way off topic to suggest that talk about the "dark side of mode 2 knowledge" has something to do with this? Funding for practical courses seems difficult. Things could get worse. So far the LCC has maintained a high level of practical skills with a base in theory.