Arts and Cultural Industries graduate destinations
From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice - from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their chosen careers.
Great graduate careers
Our graduates go on to diverse careers in the private and public sector. These include:
- PR and marketing
- Media and publishing
- Retail management
- Business development
- Creative and cultural projects.
Jobs are varied and stimulating with typical graduate roles including:
- Marketing Executive
- Project Manager
- News Copy Editor
- Television Reporter
- Events Consultant.
Top graduate employers
The South West has a thriving creative sector. Many of our graduates go on to work for leading public and private sector organisations across the country, as well as small to medium sized enterprises.
We have employer partners who shape our courses; advise students on careers; and provide internships and work experience opportunities. Graduates find jobs with our partners and leading employers including:
- Wired Media
- Global Radio
- Design 4 Life
- Jaqui Davies
- Ministry of Defence
- Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Ready and able graduates
Work experience is vital in today's crowded jobs market. So we help our students get experience through volunteering, part-time work and internships. They are prepared for work through live briefs and projects with employers and many get the opportunity to do work placements in their chosen field.
Starting up a business
Many of our graduates go freelance or become self-employed. So we give our students a head start while they're here. They can learn how to bring business ideas to life in our enterprise zone, through one-to-one appointments and workshops on self-employment and start-ups.
Specialist careers support
Sector-specific careers advice is available for each department and one-to-ones are available with our dedicated team. Students can attend weekly careers drop-ins and build your skills through workshops on areas such as LinkedIn, presentation skills and pitching. And it doesn't end when they graduate. Our careers services are available to alumni for three years after graduation.
Some of our graduates choose to go on to further study. Some choose professional disciplines like teaching, journalism, law, public policy, publishing and international management. Others prefer to deepen their understanding of subjects such as English Literature or Creative Writing by doing Masters or PhD level study.