Career Patterns of Arts and Crafts Graduates

IES undertook a longitudinal study of the career patterns of full-time first degree graduates in applied arts and crafts disciplines from UK institutions of higher education, 2009-2010. The study explored the diversity of work and employment undertaken by crafts graduates and crafts practitioners, and their career progression up to six years after qualifying from their first degrees. It investigated pluralistic models of crafts practice in relation to modes of working, portfolio careers, the benefits of a creative education and the contribution by crafts graduates to the economy and society as a whole.