Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries

Bridgstock, Ruth S., Goldsmith, Ben, Rodgers, Jess, & Hearn, Greg (2015) Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries. Journal of Education and Work, 28(4), pp. 333-345.

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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. Extent 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.

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ID Code: 82031
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online 18 Feb 2015.
The embargo on the accepted manuscript version will expire on August 2016
Keywords: career development, creative industries, creative trident, graduate outcomes, higher education, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2014.997682
ISSN: 1469-9435
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2015 05:41
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 01:49

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