College Launching New Creative Industries HE Courses

15 July 2019 | College News, Hair & Beauty, Media, Games & Computing, Performing Arts & Music

City College Plymouth is excited to announce the launch of 14 new university-level creative industries courses, in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University. The College will be offering foundation and BA (Hons) top-up degrees covering acting, dance, film, live events, make-up artistry, media and music.

The College’s new suite of courses will be taught by industry professionals and academics, all experts in their field within the creative industries. Studying at the College will equip you with the skills required for employment or further study in your chosen specialism.

The College also offers creative courses for school leavers and part-time adult learners, ranging from pottery and photography to musical theatre and game design, as well as a range of level 3 Apprenticeships. 

The College is opening its doors, hosting a Creative Industries Information Event, on Wednesday 17 July, 6.00pm – 7.30pm. So if you are interested in kick-starting your creative career, this is your opportunity to find out about the courses on offer, meet the programme leaders and begin your journey with City College Plymouth.

Nationally, employment in the creative economy accounts for one in 11 UK jobs and the creative industries have been the only UK sector to continue to grow during the last three major recessions. 

Plymouth has a diverse range of cultural and creative industries sectors; we currently have courses that support digital, media, audio-visual, design, television and film production, radio, performing and visual arts, music performance, live events production, make-up artistry and games development.

The College’s range of creative industries courses will help to further develop the reputation of the City as a centre for entrepreneurship, innovation and excellence in the arts and creative industries.

Mark Trewin, Director of Creative, Digital and Science Industries at the College, said: “Many talented people leave Plymouth to find work; we want to reverse this trend and keep local talent here, ensuring that Plymouth as a city becomes more vibrant. These new programmes we are launching will create a pipeline of fresh talent – our graduates will be business creators and future entrepreneurs, working in a range of sectors. We are determined to support the creative industries in Plymouth, which is growing and continues to grow. It’s important for the city to have a strong cultural output and presence, not just in the South West but nationally as well.” 

Register for the College’s Creative Industries Information Evening on Wednesday 17 July, 6.00pm – 7.30pm at www.cityplym.ac.uk or call 01752 305300.

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