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Updated: 5 November 2020

Creative Industries Week, starting on 9 November 2020, offers a change in pace from the timetable so students can consider career opportunities, network with people and get a wider view of the creative industries. It is all online this year and there are a huge range of activities for our students to get involved in.

There are over 40 sessions in the week across three main strands:

Creative Industries Networking Day led by Laura Brewis, Producer, Sunderland Culture.
This event sets the context for the week. Getting from A to B: moving into a creative career is a chance to hear about the creative industries in the region and the importance of culture in Sunderland. Pro Vice-Chancellor Graeme Thompson will open the session with contributions from a number of our graduates who are now working in a variety of roles in the city and beyond. In the afternoon, we have a networking and sharing event for stage 3 BA students where students can discuss some of the opportunities to develop professional experience.

Online Creative Workshops. These workshops on Tuesday and Thursday are designed by Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries academics to give students the chance to explore different aspects of the creative industries from across the faculty. These sessions include contributions from four of our Visiting Professors including:

  • Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror Kevin Maguire
  • Linda Mason, renowned make-up artist for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Giorgio Armani, Issey Miyake
  • Television writer David Quantick
  • Digital entrepreneur Austin Atkinson

We have a host of visiting speakers, and a wealth of our own academics leading session on their specific areas of interest and expertise.

Creative Futures Workshops. These events on Wednesday and Friday provide the chance to consider career opportunities and networking with a focus on particular subject areas from across the creative industries.

It's a great opportunity. You can build your career through Creative Industries Week”

Antonio Santis, BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Published: 13 February 2020

Creative Industries Week


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Learn more about Creative Industries Week 2020

To find out more about Creative Industries Week 2020, download the programme of events (6MB .pdf).

To book your place on any of the Creative Industries Week sessions, you will need to log in using your normal University credentials. Each of the bookable sessions is listed under the relevant date of Creative Industries week. Simply click the ‘Book now’ button for each slot that you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation email to your student email account as well as a reminder email the day before each session.

Book your place on Creative Industries Week 2020.

Book your place on the Design Portfolio Surgery, Wednesday 11 November.

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