Thrive: Creative Careers

What is Thrive?

Thrive is a knowledge hub and a creative careers concept. The UK has one of the most diverse and vibrant creative landscapes with a wide range of career opportunities and pathways – but there are a number of misconceptions about a ‘creative career’.

Through our Thrive initiative, we have created an informative community for teachers, career advisors and students can explore their potential.

The Thrive Hub contains information about creative careers, pathway options, events, courses and qualifications. Amongst our resources are inspirational stories, advice for careers advisors, course pathways for students and the latest sector information.

3.12
million jobs in the Creative Economy
£92
billion contributed to the UK economy every year
1 in 11
jobs in the UK Creative Economy
78%
of the creative workforce hold a degree


Upcoming Events

Thrive: Creative Careers Conference 12 February 2020

Designed to empower careers advisors by providing clear information about creative pathways, our Thrive conferences bring together industry and academic speakers to discuss the current landscape of creative industries and creative education.

Thrive: Creative Careers Conference 20 March 2020

Held at our UCA Canterbury campus, our Thrive Conference will examine the outlook for creative careers in 2019 and bring together a range of speakers from industry to discuss career pathways.

Advice for students

Our Outreach Team provide a range of activities to support students develop their creative interests.

Advice for Parents and Carers

We have put together some essential resources for parents about studying at UCA to help support your child as they explore their creative passion.

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