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Creative Graduates Creative Futures
Ball L, Pollard E, Stanley N
Report 471, Council for Higher Education in Art and Design; University of the Arts London, January 2010
a report researched by IES
The Creative Graduates Creative Futures report provides a comprehensive exploration of the experiences, activities and contribution of creative graduates and their plans for the future. It sets the findings in context, providing expert commentaries from writers and researchers within the sector, and compares the position of creative graduates today with that of ten years ago, as evidenced by the Destinations and Reflections report of 1999.
The report contents include: executive summary, introduction, project development and methodology, sample profile, the creative curriculum and work experience, skills development and preparation for work, early career patterns, creative work and portfolio careers, further study and learning, career aspirations and motivations, and creative careers in the 21st century.
To accompany the report, a large body of supporting tables provide more detailed information about the survey sample and a breakdown of responses to the survey.
The appendices for this study have been published separately:
Appendix 1: Eligible course titles (2 pages)
Appendix 2: Subject groups and disciplines (2 pages)
Appendix 3: Creative occupations (3 pages)
Appendix 4: Non-creative occupations (2 pages)
Appendix 5: Survey questionnaire (9 pages)
Appendix 6: Tables (210 pages)
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