Creative and Cultural Industries

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The creative sector continues as a key driver to the local and national economy, contributing richly and fundamentally to cultural identities, so with our help, you could be on your way to a successful career within one of the most rapidly growing sectors.

Higher photography class at Perth College UHI.

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Courses for school pupils

Course nameSCQF Level
Higher Photography 6
NPA Music Business 6
Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship    6

 

 

Industry Information

In line with the rapidly expanding digital world, there are opportunities across a range of areas including games development, website design and more. You can choose between self-employment or working for a business or agency. This flexibility gives rise to an interesting and dynamic career. Scotland’s creative industries employ  nearly 80,000 people, adding more than  £5 billion to the Scottish economy each year. (Scottish Development International). There are 15,000 creative businesses in Scotland providing a vital contribution to the economy. In addition to this there are a large volume of freelancers.