Eric Karjaluoto makes a compelling case for the standardization of design education. Well worth the read, if only for his break down of what is required of designers today.
“A capable designer needs [to] command a pencil and sketch out their ideas. These ideas, however, have to come from somewhere. Hence, training in ideation and conceptual development is necessary for any designer. This is how one moves past the belief that any random act is somehow “creative.”