Creative and Cultural Industries


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.


Courses for school pupils

Course nameSchool year
Higher Photography S6
NPA Music Business S5 or S6
Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship    S5 and S6 (2 year course)



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.