The UK's creative industries are currently worth
per year (figures from DCMS)
At a time when the creative industries are growing faster than the UK economy as whole, the influence of art, design and media in our lives has never been more clearly defined.
By studying with us, you’ll be investing in your future. You’ll be taught by staff who are leading practitioners in their fields, with fantastic links to the creative industries. These close connections help us to keep our courses in line with the latest industry trends, and prepare you for professional practice.
With over 1.9 million people working directly in the creative industries, there are wide-ranging careers for creative people. Just check out the facts – the latest figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) show that the UK’s creative industries are stronger than ever. According to the DCMS, they are growing at almost twice the rate of the wider UK economy, with the UK’s creative industries now recognised as world-leading.
As the second largest provider of creative arts education in the country, we have launched thousands of students onto exciting career paths with some of the biggest brand names on the planet. 96.9% of UCA graduates are employed (or in further study) within six months of completing their degrees, and we currently have graduates forging careers in a host of rewarding roles – see the next two pages for just some of the career positions secured by our recent graduates.
During your time at UCA, you’ll have full access to our comprehensive Careers & Employability service, offering you a wealth of information, advice and expert guidance. With our support network, we’ll help you to assess your skills and attributes, review a wide range of career opportunities, and achieve both your potential and your personal goals, empowering you to manage your own career path.
We work closely with industry professionals from the creative sector too, further enhancing your career development and employability.
To find out more, visit the Careers & Employability web pages.
Our Careers resources include:
We're committed to continue supporting our emerging new talent after graduation, helping you to realise your professional potential and achieve your career goals.
So after you graduate from UCA, you can continue to make full use of our Careers & Employability service, including individual appointments and e-guidance, for up to three years following graduation.
Our postgraduate careers resources include:
As a UCA graduate, you'll also have access to our online careers interview service, with one of our expert advisers.
Find out more about our Alumni community and resources.
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Not sure which direction your creative career should take? From advertising and animation, to TV production and textiles, the courses we teach at UCA cover 13 subject areas that broadly span six distinctive industry sectors.
At UCA, we can offer you a unique launchpad into a world of creative careers. Choose a UCA subject area that interests you from the dropdown menu and discover how we can help you to navigate your journey into the creative industries.
For more information and advice, and to discover how we can help you to launch your creative career, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1252 892619.