Forecasts anticipate continued growth for some time, driven by the increasing need to visualize complex data and the continued advancement of technology.
It has been recently estimated there are 29.5 million jobs worldwide across the Cultural & Creative Industries.
The sector expands and contracts in time with construction industry cycles. Government figures show this sector has increased from £3.6 billion in 2008 to £4.3 billion in 2014.
These sources will deepen your knowledge of opportunities, entry points and recruitment practises linked to Architecture & Design.
The UK is a thriving design and illustration base, with the second largest design industry in the world. The biggest demand is in ‘digital’, especially the on-line advertising and marketing sector which requires web based skills and understanding of key software alongside creativity.
These sources will deepen your knowledge of opportunities, entry points and recruitment practises linked to Graphic Design and Illustration.
This sector has been growing rapidly. It is fast moving and ground-breaking, with the UK having a particular reputation for digital innovation. Jobs for ‘creatives’ as well as more traditional graduate positions are offered.
These sources will deepen your knowledge of opportunities, entry points and recruitment practises linked to Advertising, Marketing and Promotion.
The UK is at the forefront of Animation, Games and Visual Effects development and the sector has rapidly increased in importance with skills shortages at higher levels. Nevertheless, standards are high and competition at graduate levels is strong.
These sources will deepen your knowledge of opportunities, entry points and recruitment practises linked to Animation, Games and VFX.
This sector has been impacted dramatically by the digital revolution. Print publishing and journalism have declined, while the on-line sector grows, with new and innovative business models emerging. Self-publishing is now much easier, leading to growth in self-employment.
In large companies good graduates are still in demand, but competition is strong, so candidates should be ready to hit the ground running!
These sources will deepen your knowledge of opportunities, entry points and recruitment practises linked to Journalism and Publishing.
According to the Crafts Council, there are 43,250 people employed in craft industries in the UK, with an estimated additional 9,630 employed in craft occupations outside the creative industries. For most, a career in crafts is more of a lifestyle choice than a way to make money. Over 50% of businesses in the UK were found to be operating below the threshold at which they need to pay tax.
These sources will deepen your knowledge of opportunities, entry points and recruitment practises.
According to Fashion United, around 555,000 people are employed in fashion and textiles in the United Kingdom. Most jobs are in the retail sale of clothing.
These sources will deepen your knowledge of opportunities, entry points and recruitment practises linked to Fashion and Textiles.
There has been an increasing demand for actors and performers in the UK, particularly fuelled by the increase in media channels and advertising. Nevertheless only a few performers earn a good wage and most will supplement their acting and performing career with other income.
According to government estimates the Film, TV, Radio and Photography Sector was worth £10.8 billion in 2014 compared to £8.2 billion in 2008. This represents 12.9% of the creative industries in the UK. Experience and contacts are important to help get a foothold in this competitive sector.
To be an artist is a labour of love; it often takes years to become established. Figures show many artists have more than one job and they need to think creatively about how to market their work to find audiences and income streams.
Creative Skillset calculates there are 43,374 people working in the Photo Imaging sector in the UK. The sector has undergone rapid change to digital over recent years. Our links will help you understand it and navigate your way around.
There is a strong interest from graduates in this competitive sector, particularly for galleries and museums. It is strongly recommended you seek work experience or volunteer to give the best chance of success.
This sector is the largest part of the Creative Economy, accounting for 43.5% of Creative Industries Gross Value Added (GVA) in 2014. Further growth is anticipated across most areas of digital media, notably with smartphones, data visualisation, virtual reality, motion capture, advertising and games.