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Creative & Digital

Careers in the Creative & Digital industries.

Careers in this sector are extremely diverse; from digital games designer and computer programmer to photographer and performer.

If you want to turn your creativity into a career, studying in the Creative & Digital sector will open a world of possibilities for you.

Career Options

Career opportunities in the creative industries are increasing year on year with employment in the sector growing three times faster than the rest of the UK economy. This is an industry that values creativity and imagination and is a highly competitive field.

We offer four tailored career packages in this sector:

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Architecture is a creative career which requires highly technical knowledge.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers are at the cutting edge of new developments.

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Media Producer

Creating films, producing TV shows and working within the media industry.

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Software Engineer

With technology’s role in everyday life, this provides plenty of job prospects.

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These packages have been designed alongside employers from this sector and are a bespoke mix of qualifications and professional development opportunities, which will enable you to develop additional skills that employers are looking for.

Careers in the Creative & Digital sector are vast and below are just some of the potential careers:

Employment Opportunities

There are more than 2 million jobs in the creative industries. And the number of jobs have increased by 30.6% since 2011.

The creative economy accounts for 1 in 10 jobs across the UK and employ 700,000 more people than the financial services. In 2018, over 3.2 million (3,202,000) people worked in the creative economy.

Creative jobs are future-proof jobs, meaning 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of automation.*

What do I need?

If you’re creative and have a good eye for aesthetics, a career in the arts could be for you. This is an industry that values creativity, passion and imagination above all else.

What can I earn?

Pay varies greatly within the sector. Average salaries for the following roles are:

Graphic Designer £21,562
Graduate Marketing Assistant £20,000
Musician performance fees range from £100 to £250+


*information from Creative Industries Federation

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