In the last 20 years, the creative economy in the UK has soared to remarkable heights – in fact, the creative industries are growing at almost twice the rate of the wider UK economy.
With over 3.04 million people working in jobs that contribute to the UK’s creative economy, there’s a huge range of career possibilities open to exploration – and with more than half of all workers in the creative industries holding a degree, creative courses play an important role in the job market.
UCA Rochester offers you a brilliant network of support to help you springboard into your dream creative career. As the number one specialist arts university for graduate employment, we see 96.9% of our graduates reach employment or further study within six months of leaving.
Some of our alumni success stories include Stephen Webster MBE, jewellery designer to the stars, fashion designer and UCA Chancellor Emerita, Zandra Rhodes, and award-winning fine artistStella McCartney, Jigsaw, House of Fraser and River Island in the fashion industry. Graduates have also made props and costumes for blockbuster movies including Thor: The Dark World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Dark Knight Rises, Spectre and many others.
It’s not only what you know, but also who you know. Courses in Rochester benefit from incredibly strong industry links, with students having the opportunity to work with the BBC, ITV, Pinewood Studios, The Royal Opera House, Marc Jacobs, John LewisGetty Images, just to name a few.
Read more about creative careers with UCA.