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Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries


Bridgstock, R and Goldsmith, B and Rodgers, J and Hearn, G, Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries, 28, (4) pp. 333 -345. ISSN 1363-9080 (2015) [Edited Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13639080.2014.997682


This special issue explores the nuances of graduate creative work, the kinds of value that creative graduates add through work of various types, graduate employability issues for creative graduates, emerging and developing creative career identities and the implications for educators who are tasked with developing a capable creative workforce. Extant literature tends to characterise creative careers as either ‘precarious’ and insecure, or as the engine room of the creative economy. However, in actuality, the creative workforce is far more heterogeneous than either of these positions suggest, and creative careers are far more complex and diverse than previously thought. The task of creative educators is also much more challenging than previously supposed. In this introductory article, we commence by providing a brief overview of the creative labour debates, and the evidence for each position. We present the latest literature in this area that starts to speak to how diverse and complex the landscape of creative work actually is. We then introduce each of the articles in this special issue and indicate how they contribute to a more multi-faceted picture of creative activity, and the lives and career trajectories of graduates from creative degrees.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Journal
Keywords:career development, creative industries, creative trident, graduate outcoms, higher education
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural and creative industries
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Workforce transition and employment
UTAS Author:Rodgers, J (Dr Jess Rodgers)
ID Code:148879
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2022-02-17
Last Modified:2022-04-21

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