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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Arts University, Plymouth - January 2024

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Careers in the Creative Sector

On Thursday, 18 January 2024, Kate Summerhayes from the Outreach Team at Arts University, Plymouth delivered a fascinating assembly to our Year 8 students on Careers in the Creative Sector, which is currently one of the key growth sectors in the UK economy

She highlighted new cutting edge creative careers such as Social Media Developer, Gaming and App Designers, alongside more traditional sector roles such as Illustrator and Interior Architect, and spoke about the Degree and Level 3 opportunities currently on offer at Arts Univeristy, Plymouth.

Kate suggested to students that if they are interested in working in the creative sector, they may want to consider taking a creative subject alongside their other Options in Year 9, in order to keep their options open.

After the Year 8 assembly, Kate delivered a Workshop and Question and Answer Session to a group of interested Sixth Form and Year 10 students.

Sixth Formers discussed their current creative choices at University, and Year 10s talked about potential career pathways they were interested in such as Interior Designer and Art Therapist

Kate talked about working freelance, the benefits that a degree with an industrial placement can offer, and the importance of attending Careers Fairs and Open Day events as a way of researching choices for next steps at the end of Year 11 and Sixth Form.

The Ivybridge Community College Careers Fair is taking place on Tuesday, 5 March 2024.