what are different sectors of creative industries

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Creative Industries Division Developing Entrepreneurship for the Creative Industries Making the case for Public Investment
2 Developing Entrepreneurship for the Creative Industries
Foreword by James Purnell MP, Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism and Chair of the Creative Industries Higher and Further Education Forum
In 1998 and again in 2001, the Department published a Creative Industries Mapping Document which allowed for the first time the size, scope and impact of the sector to be fully appreciated. Since then, the significance of this dynamic sector to the growth of the UK economy and the importance of ensuring its sustained development have become increasingly recognised. One of the key factors behind the success of the sector is the role played by our educational institutions in developing a constant supply of creative and innovative graduates who form the backbone of the sector and help consistently to re-invent it. We know that the Creative Industries is one of the most highly qualified sectors with around 43% educated to degree level or above, and the figure is even higher for some sub-sectors.
The Creative Industries are characterised by large numbers of small, micro businesses and sole traders with a relatively small number of larger organisations and self-employment, entrepreneurship and business start-up are significant career choices for many of those working in the sector. Similarly, many will develop ‘portfolio’ careers, juggling several part-time positions along with freelance work. So it’s important that graduates leave creative arts, design and media courses in further and higher education with the skills, attitudes and competencies that will allow them to successfully forge a career in the sector.
The Entrepreneurship Task Group, chaired by Dr Marilyn Wedgwood, has put forward a set of recommendations for action to increase the capacity and improve opportunities for entrepreneurial learning in HE and FE and I am pleased to announce that these recommendations will be taken forward by the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship and the Department’s Creative Economy Programme. The Programme aims to create the best framework to support the innovation, growth and productivity of the creative industries, so that Britain may become the world’s creative hub.
I would like to thank Marilyn and her team for their thorough and extensive work on this important agenda and for delivering these clear, focused and timely recommendations which will be used to inform future policy development.
The role of Higher and Further Education 3
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Task Group
Dr Marilyn Wedgwood Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of External Relations
Gaynor Richards Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Higher and Further Education Development Manager
Patricia Ambrose
Standing Conference of Principals (SCoP)
Executive Secretary
John Baker
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Assistant Director, Management
Leadership & Skills Unit
Stuart Bartholomew
The Arts Institute at Bournemouth
Prof Ron Cook
University of Salford
Associate Dean, Academic Enterprise,
Faculty of Arts, Media & Social Science
John Cowan
Department for Education & Skills (DfES)
Higher Education Directorate
Amy Donnison
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Project Officer, Creative
Industries Division
Owen Fernandez
Department for Education and Skills
Higher Education Directorate
Michael Harris
National Endowment for Science, Technology
Research Manager
and the Arts (NESTA)
Prof Lee Harvey
Sheffield Hallam University
Director, Centre for Research & Evaluation
Kirsty Leith
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Education & Skills Manager,
Creative Industries Division
Andy Lovatt
North West Development Agency (NWDA)
Creative Industries Manager
Paula Moses
Interactive Media & Animation Manager
Kate O’Connor
Director of Policy & Development
Gail Robinson
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Head of Export, Education and
Policy Co-ordination
Ian Robertson
National Council for Graduate
Chief Executive
Entrepreneurship (NCGE)
Richard Smith-Bingham
Head of Policy & Research
Prof Flavia Swann
University of Sunderland
Dean, School of Arts, Design,
Media & Culture
Prof Maureen Wayman
Manchester Metropolitan University
Dean, Faculty of Art & Design
Anamaria Wills
Creative Industries Development Agency (CIDA)
Chief Executive


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