Employability & Careers

The creative industries are a major success story in the UK.

They employ nearly two million people, and for every £10 of income raised from UK exports, £1 comes from creative professions.

All of our courses offer experiences and opportunities that will enhance students' employability and career options. So when you study with us, you will not only benefit from small course groups and expert advice and tuition from successful practitioners but you will also be able to take on live briefs, set by external companies. These are often combined with briefs set by course tutors, replicating those you will find in the industry. We do this to ensure you are ready to take on the professional world of work before you leave us, not after.

We take on loads of live briefs and work placements with local and national companies, who are looking for talented and professional teams to design and create a wide range of projects and promotional materials.

Our productions and projects simulate exactly what you'll find in 'the real world' meaning that you are ready to take on the professional challenges of your chosen industry before you leave us, not after.

At work in the studio

There's lots more information about your employability and future career options available from course teams, the library members of the support staff who work in careers guidance.

Typical areas of guidance are:

  • help and advice about vocational  opportunities
  • a programme of careers inductions
  • one-to-one advice support and help
  • help with making applications and job interview skills
  • opportunities to engage with the creative industries through visits, live projects, and possible work placements
  • a careers library with up-to-date information and specialist careers software
  • plus a comprehensive careers website and noticeboard
  • careers support after graduating for three years