The End of the Year Creative Industries show at Central Bedfordshire College’s (CBC) Dunstable campus demonstrated a range of talent in graphic design, photography, animation and media.
Staged at the college’s dedicated digital media venue: The Store, near the main campus in Kingsway, the event attracted proud parents, family, friends and VIPs to see examples of the work of young people destined for careers in the media, online design and communications, TV and the movie industry.
Mike Smith, Head of Department for Creative Industries said:
“It was good to see students taking such pride in their work and setting up their own displays.”
Principal of Central Bedfordshire College, Sarah Mortimer joined the event and said:
“The work produced by our students is a credit to them and our hard-working staff who have navigated them through these fast-changing times.
“The Digital Media industry is booming and many exciting, varied roles are available. The total figure for creative roles in the UK in 2017 topped two million, and now more than 1 in 8 businesses are based within the creative industries.
“Those joining CBC will learn from industry professionals and have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience which will provide you with the tools you need to succeed in the sector as soon as you finish your course.
“At CBC we offer a wide range of courses from Media Production and Photography to Graphic Design and Animation. If you are passionate about the creative arts and want to turn it into a career, there is a course here for you. From courses at Level 1 to Higher Education, you can take a leap into the industry at any stage and work your way up to your chosen career.
“Our courses will give you the freedom to explore and experiment, finding your own creative style and creating a strong portfolio in the process. You’ll work on exciting live briefs, undertake practical workshops and activities and relevant industry trips to London and beyond. Whilst doing this you will also develop valuable transferable skills that will help you to gain employment and take your first steps into the creative industry with confidence.”