The creative industries are continuing to grow, with Scotland set to be the most connected, creative, inclusive and entrepreneurial place in Europe over the next 20 years. The creative industries are the fastest growing area in the UK economy and are worth £98 billion; this is more than gas, oil, automotive, aerospace and life sciences including pharmaceuticals industries put together. This is creating a range of new job opportunities in creative industries for qualified and ambitious individuals.
As a college, we offer a range of creative industry courses at a variety of different levels, from Level 5 through to Level 7 (HNC) for full-time study and we offer schools programmes at Level 5 and Level 6.
We have excellent links with local employers and related organisations, and we use these relationships to benefit our students by bringing in knowledgeable speakers from the industry. Our previous creative industries students have received sessions from Queen Margaret University lecturers and BBC Scotland.
As a college, we know that not all learning takes place within a classroom or college setting. We take our students out to various different organisations and settings, with previous students visiting the BBC River City Filming Studios in Dumbarton, an experience trip at an IMAX cinema and to Queen Margaret University.
Our creative industries students also complete units which involve working directly with a range of employers and their own specific client briefs, allowing them to build the skills and experience needed to excel in their future career.