The UK’s creative industry

If I proposal changing the creative industry or just an element of it, then I need to understand what it’s made up of, is it successful and what are it’s floors.


UK TO THE WORLD: The Creative Industries –

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Statistics, case studies and news on the UK’s creative industries.

  • The UK has a long and successful history of trading with all parts of the world and its creative industries are a huge success story, delivering over £17.9bn of exports in 2013 or approximately 8.7% of all UK exports (Source: Government Statistics, June 2015). The growth strategy developed by the UK government and industry aims to double UK creative exports by 2020.
  • According to the World University rankings produced by Times Higher Education and Thomson Reuters, the UK has seven out of the top 50 universities in the world
  • The creative industries have also worked with Creative Skillset, the industry body, to assess and accredit the courses best suited to preparing young talent for a career in the creative industries, with the best awarded the Creative Skillset Tick.

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Creative Skillset –


Creative Skillset is the industry skills body for the Creative Industries. It works across film, television, radio, fashion and textiles, animation, games, visual effects, publishing, advertising and marketing communications.

It works with and for the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent, supporting productivity and employability.

Young creatives

The website provides information and guidance and advice.

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Ways into the creative industry

You’ve probably heard that it’s really difficult getting a job in the Creative Industries and that it’s who you know, not what you know. It’s definitely competitive, but if you’ve got the talent, we’ve got a range of options that will give you ways into the Creative Industries.

  • Apprentices
  • Degree courses
  • Trainee placements


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D&AD Foundation

D&AD is much more than just an award. Discovering and nurturing new talent is at the heart of what we do. And as a not-for-profit all surpluses are reinvested to help support people at every stage of their creative careers.

The D&AD Foundation is designed to inspire the next generation of creative talent, promote diversity, and stimulate the creative industry to work towards a fairer, more sustainable future. It’s our way of fuelling our industry’s future. We do this by:

  • Designing new and better ways to learn creative skills that are relevant to industry.
  • Removing obstacles that prevent people flourishing in design and advertising-the ultimate industry leg-up.
  • Promoting and stimulating creativity as a driver of economic and social good.

Conclusion of research

There are platforms out there helping young/new designers into the UK creative industry. It helping those to be BRAVE is what I’m struggling to achieve.

Seriously need to speak to someone about this!


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