Getting 'work experience' is easy, isn't it? You just pick up your brush or sit down with your design software and create something wonderful.
But the real working world is increasingly competitive, and the kind of skills and experience you need to stand out as an employee or succeed in self-employment involve diverse transferable abilities. It also helps to have a contact or two in the sector, who already see your potential.
As one of our undergraduates, you'll likely have the chance to seek a work placement on our 'Working with the Creative industries' module. But even if you don't, you'll discover opportunities to gain crucial experience, skills and exposure through industry-led activities such as live briefs.
Learn more from our students who have taken placements or worked on live briefs.
Our past students have found placements and internships, or carried out live briefs, with many different UK and international companies, including:
Digital Media/Graphic Design
Drench; Filofax; Nash Matthews; Onespacemedia; Oostor
Alexander McQueen; French Connection; Izmaylova; Laura Ashley; Vivienne Westwood
Moonpig; Wellcome Genome Campus; Museum of Zoology
Cambridgeshire County Council; Loci Design; Monteith Scott; RMJM; Saunders Boston
Brighton Fashion Week; Wildwood Festival; Headcase; Immerse Education; Acting Now