Preparing students for a bright creative future - comment on a new report by million+
26 November 2015
London South Bank University (LSBU) comments on a new report by university think-tank million+ that highlights the success of the creative industries in supporting the wider creative economy.
Creative Futures: Ten Steps to Support the Creative Economy outlines how modern universities have proved to be innovative in responding to new and emerging creative markets. The report sets out ten steps government should take to secure Britain’s future reputation for excellence and innovation in the creative industries.
Professor Lizzie Jackson, Head of Creative Technologies at LSBU, comments: "The Creative Futures report by
million+ sets out how modern universities such as LSBU are
leading the way when it comes to developing undergraduate and post-graduate
courses to directly support the Creative Industries. The Creative Industries
are now worth a staggering £76.9bn to the UK Economy, and it’s one of the
fastest growing sectors.
"LSBU’s strong connections with industry as well as our staff
- who are often award-winning creatives as well as research-active academics -
allow us to deliver courses that are truly state-of-the-art. Our applied research facilitates
research-informed teaching, resulting in graduates who leave us ready for industry. It is this continual flow and counter-flow between industry and
LSBU that is of such critical importance, together with the encouragement of an
"Overall, the school facilitates a strong creative
community, and an environment that assists students to learn alongside the
artists, designers, technicians, and producers who teach and inspire them. Our
multi-disciplinary approach, investment in industry-standard facilities, and
the opportunity to work on real-world briefs results in our students
being fully prepared for a bright creative future."