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Turning Creativity into Careers

Reigate School of Art is extremely well located to access work opportunities across London and the South East, where 45%* of the 3.3 million creative industry jobs are located.

There has never been a better time to start a career in the creative industries. The UK’s creative industries are now recognised as world leading and are growing faster than the UK economy as a whole with over 1.9 million people working directly in the creative industries:

  • £92 billion contributed to the UK economy every year*
  • Employment in the UK creative industries is growing at four times
    the rate of the UK workforce as a whole* 
  • About 1 in 8 UK businesses are in the creative sector*

*Source: Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) statistics July 2018

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Reigate School of Art students have various routes for progression including:

  • Further Education – internal progression at Reigate School of Art
  • Higher Education – Reigate School of Art offer a range university level courses, subjects include:
    - Graphic & Digital Design
    - Make-Up, Special Effects & Hair for Media & Performance
    - Photography
    - Sound & Music Production
  • Higher Education – many students progress to prestigious art schools and universities including:
    UAL: Central Saint Martin’s, Chelsea, Camberwell, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion
    UCA: Epsom, Farnham, Canterbury, Rochester 
    Other: Glasgow School of Art, Arts University Bournemouth, Oxford, Amsterdam, Nottingham Trent, Falmouth, Leeds, Goldsmiths, Oxford Brookes, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton
  • Employment in the creative industries – as an alternative to further study, students have also chosen to progress directly into employment or self-employment
  • Apprenticeships
"I wanted to pass on my thanks and that of my colleagues who all felt that your students were an absolute credit to the College. Our academic teams were highly impressed with their knowledge and engagement and would be delighted to receive applications from any one of them."
Anna Hawes - Head of School and College Partnerships, Falmouth University

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