Creative Industries

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In Leeds City Region, there are an increasing number of creative businesses, bringing many creative and digital opportunities to your local area. The average pay in the creative industry is £29,000 a year.

You could be a Marketing ManagerGraphic Designer, Sound Technician, Videographer, Actor, Artist, Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Games Developer and much more.

Some skills and interests useful for a creative role are: creativity, photography, art, design, social media, teamwork, marketing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe After Effects,  graphic design, communication skills, organisational skills, writing, detail orientated.

Graphic designers create and design leaflets, posters, adverts, magazines, product packaging, website designs, visual branding and more. They may work in an in-house design team at a company, for a creative agency or freelance. The national average salary for this job is £16,000 - £50,000 a year.
A Sound Engineer works in a studio or at events and makes recordings of music, sound effects or speech that can be used for film, music albums, radio adverts and more. The national average salary for this job is £15,000 - £40,000 a year.
Architects are responsible for designing new buildings and structures. They also work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings. The national average salary is £27,500 - £90,000 a year.

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Did you know?

Channel 4 has confirmed that Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters which could create many exciting creative, screen and digital roles in the future.

A message from Richard Mason, Senior Manager, Responsibility at Burberry:

“We all face many challenges as we look to pave the way to a fulfilling career, however a young person’s potential should not be dictated by their postcode, social or economic background or who they know… The Burberry Foundation firmly believes in giving all young people a voice and challenging the lack of understanding and more than imperfect access to the creative industries.

The Creative Industries is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. We are well into the initial stages of the fourth Industrial Revolution, as robotics and Artificial Intelligence offer almost endless opportunities, not inevitabilities,  to shape our society in a more fair and equitable way. It is vital that we develop a talented, diverse, empowered, enabled workforce to steer this revolution. Through supporting young people from all backgrounds to recognise their talents and interests, and increasing the understanding of the depth of fulfilling careers the Creative Industry offers, Yorkshire is at the vanguard of this new creative economy.

We hope this website serves as a portal into the potential pathways and opportunities that exist for all and makes a significant contribution to addressing that sadly continuing truth, talent is everywhere, opportunity is not.”

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