Art & Design employability

Practitioner and transferable skills

Skills to initiate, plan, develop and manage creative projects developed in all courses

Working with exciting and imaginative briefs, you will have opportunities to develop new ideas and approaches that will develop your creative practice and increase your employability.

Competences for the world of work assessed

You will be assessed through realistic professional practice scenarios that mirror the way the industry works.

Personal and professional development

CVs submitted and systematically reviewed as part of portfolio

We will support you in developing your CV through regular monitoring and advice. As you build your portfolio you will learn how to maximise its effectiveness for employment.

Professional networking in all practice-based units

The creative industries thrive on intense networking. Most employment opportunities will come through personal contacts and so we will get you started by introducing you to a wide range of industry practitioners.

Industry 'live' projects

Build your experience of professional practice by working on our live industry projects. These are real clients with real needs. We will support you in working with them to produce professional results.

Portfolio experience

Portfolios assessed and used to develop professional portfolios

All assessed practice work can potentially form part of your professional portfolio. We will work with you to help you curate your portfolio so that it presents the best of your work.

Professional practice assessed as part of the course

Our assessments are built around professional practice and so you will be directly assessed on your ability to deliver professional results. This will prepare you for the next stage in your career.

Professional recognition and endorsement

Industry attends degree show exhibition

Our end-of-year show is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to the industry. You will learn how to prepare your work for showing and how to maximise the opportunities for paid work to follow.


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