Creative Careers

The UK’s creative industries contributed £115.9billion to the economy in 2019, according to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. 

The creative industries are one of the fastest growing part of the UK economy. They are defined by the UK government as “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property”. The Creative Industries Federation

UK Creative Industries Infographic 2021

To discover more about careers explore Discover Creative Carers, use the link to be redirected.

To go straight to a series of short videos, featuring people in a variety of roles in the creative industries explore here. Use these videos to explore a variety of roles in the creative industries, 

Find out about careers at Target Careers and where you can go with your creativity, use this link

To get an overview of the creative arts sector in the UK explore Prospects and their link below.

Your Creative Journey starts here!

We all know that studying subjects like Art & Design and Design & Technology can be fun and rewarding, They can even help you concentrate better and make you think more creatively. But can they lead to real jobs and careers?

Yes, they absolutely can! In fact, the creative industries are some of the UK’s most successful, varied and fastest growing sectors. And they provide millions of fulfilling job opportunities.

Watch this film and click on the links below to hear from some of the UK’s leading designers, architects, engineers and other creative professionals about how they got started, and learn how the options you choose for GCSE can help you begin your own creative journey. With thanks to all the creative professionals, National Art&Design Saturday Club members, tutors and parents who were interviewed.

#CreativeJourneys is a Sorrell Foundation project supported by HEAD Trust (the Higher Education in Art and Design Foundation) and Arts Council England.

Check out the videos on the Creative Journey UK website to view each creative professional professional gives you an insight into their creative path.