Employability

In an uncertain job-market, it is important that students leave university equipped with the skills and experience that are needed to find stimulating and rewarding graduate employment. At the School of Creative Arts & Design, we will help you to enhance your ability to find work, whatever it is that you want to do. Our courses are designed to develop your critical enquiry, and to provide you with the ability to develop in a range of future work environments.

Developing the Creativity of our Students

In 2008 the School of Creative Arts & Design opened the Creative Employability Studio which works to enhance student employability through relationships with a range of employers. Students from the School have worked with clients on live projects to publish illustrated children’s books, produce sited public sculpture, curate art collections, and design short animated advertisements for television. Read more about the Creative Employability Studio.

Graduate success

Our graduates work across the globe and hold leading positions in some of the world’s top companies.

In this video (below) Michael Salu, who studied BA (Hons) Graphic Communications and now works as an Artistic Director at Granta Publications, tells us how studying at the School of Creative Arts & Design helped shape his future.

Employability in the Curriculum

Teaching and Learning at the School of Creative Arts & Design is designed to develop the skills that students need in order to improve their chances of employment. In addition to the core subject modules, there are other opportunities that directly address live workplace experience:

  • Placement modules  – optional modules that give students work place experience
  • Sandwich year – all of our undergraduate programmes can be taken over 4 years to include a year-long placement with an appropriate employer
  • Live Briefs – course content offers students the ability to work on live projects, gaining ‘real life’ experience of work.

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