Examining pathways from creative education to work, and preparation for these pathways within higher education programs, in the light of long standing labour debates, this book explores the creative launch experiences, destinations, and contributions of graduates emerging into an enormously diverse and heterogeneous creative workforce. Coming from university degree programs that tend to focus on the development of specialist creative disciplinary skills, graduates emerge into the diverse workforce with fairly narrow career identities. With contributions ranging from quantitative analyses of large longitudinal data sets to in-depth qualitative cases, the book aims to provide a range of studies that speak to the complexity found in creative careers. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education and Work.
Introduction: Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries Ruth Bridgstock, Ben Goldsmith, Jess Rodgers and Greg Hearn
1. Digital technology and creative arts career patterns in the UK creative economy Roberta Comunian, Alessandra Faggian and Sarah Jewell
2. Embedded creative workers and creative work in education Ben Goldsmith and Ruth Bridgstock
3. Creative work careers: pathways and portfolios for the creative economy Daniel Ashton
4. The careers of fine artists and the embedded creative Charlotte Carey
5. The rise of the embedded designer in the creative industries Katja Fleischmann and Ryan Daniel