The creative industries are growing faster than any other area of the UK economy*, whcih is great news for talented graduates with a passion for art and design. Discover what it's like to work in the sector.
Government statistics from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) show that in 2015 the creative industries contributed £87billion to the UK economy. The number of jobs in the sector increased by 3.2% between 2014 and 2015 to 1.9 million, 5.8% of total UK jobs.
According to the DCMS the creative industries, which include advertising, architecture, arts and culture, craft, design, fashion, games, music, publishing, technology and TV and film, are growing faster than the UK economy as a whole.
I've made some close friends who I consider 'friends for life'. I'd definitely recommend studying here and believe it's given me all the skills I need to launch my career.
Whilst here, I've been lucky enough to work for the BBC on a drama. I learnt so much, not just about make-up but also how the TV world works.