The creative sector is the UK’s flagship industry – as a nation, we are world famous for our designers, artists and film makers. This is reflected in the scale and growth of the sector in recent decades – the creative economy employs 2.2 million people and has grown year-on-year through the recession. By 2022, the sector will need 1.2m new workers.
It is an industry that depends on its graduate skills – 58.8% of jobs in the sector are at least graduate level (compared to 31.8% in the wider economy). By 2022, it will need 900,000 graduates to keep pace with demand.* *DCMS Creative Industries Economic Estimates - January 2016 In the national survey of graduates from all universities and colleges offering degrees, The Northern School of Art stands out. For the last four years, The Northern School of Art ranks amongst the top institutions in the UK for art and design graduate employability.

96.3%

of The Northern School of Art's 2017 graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating. We have averaged at over 96% for the past three years.

£9.6m

per hour is contributed to the UK Economy by the creative industries

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