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Welcome to a special edition of the COA Weekly focussing on our annual conference....

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Employability in the Creative Industries... A Reality Check...

Creative industries are currently growing at twice the rate of the economy and our conference on Friday 26 June will address the issue of employability in this popular and expanding field. The industry is hugely varied, fast moving and fiercely competitive so book your place to find out more about how to help your students achieve success.


John Kampfner is CEO of the Creative Industries Federation and Chair of Turner Contemporary. A critically acclaimed author, broadcaster and commentator he specialises in UK politics, international affairs, media and human rights. He recently wrote a piece for the Guardian 'The world loves our Creatives so let's back them in Britain' read more


Don Boogart is an Oxford Physics graduate with over 15 years' experience working in computer graphics technology including movies such as Skyfall and Harry Potter. He currently works at Cinesite in London. read more


Jim Heverin is a director at Zaha Hadid Architects and his London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. read more


Ian Roberts and Jane McFadyen are Principal Lecturers at the Manchester School of Art and will outline their innovative approach to developing student employability. read more


Verity McIntosh is Pervasive Media Studio Producer at Watershed's research and development studios in Bristol working with a community of over 100 artists, designers, technologists and researchers. read more


Cassie Davies Strodder is a curator of the Fashion and Textiles department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. read more


Jeff Baggott is Dean of Media and Performance at Arts University Bournemouth. read more

The Programme

Further details and the full conference programme can be found here.

The Venue

The Royal College of Physicians is situated next to Regent's Park in the centre of London. It was founded in 1518 by a royal charter from King Henry VIII and is the oldest medical college in England. Our drinks reception will be held in the private 'Physic Garden' which is filled with rare plants and flowers from all over the world. read more

Book your Place

Book now to secure your place on our exciting 2015 conference. Places are limited. Book Now

Creative Careers

BFX 2015: Inspiring the next wave of UK creative talent

Returning to Bournemouth in September 2015, the BFX Festival will be celebrating the very best of the visual effects, computer games and animation industries. read more


Working in Heritage research

Jeremy Hill is the research Manager for The British Museum and led the 'History of the World through 100 objects' project. He shares his journey and 7 tips for being a good recruit. read more


Discover Fashion Business: Wednesday 24 June 2015, Manchester University

Find out more about the University of Manchester's degree programmes in Fashion Management, Fashion Merchandising and Buying, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Retail as well as the types of careers available after graduation. Registration is open and the deadline is 22 May. read more

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