22/04/2021

Categories: Art & Design and Fine Art, Postgraduate

Are we in a Creativity Crisis?

There is no denying that the past 12 months have thrown a big curveball our way. Even the most creative minds out there could not have anticipated how the past year has unfolded. Lockdown has impacted us in many different ways, but has it stifled our creativity? Are we in the midst of a creative crisis and how will this affect the creative industries? Let’s take a look at this further.

What are Creative Industries?

Before we delve deeper into our creativity as a nation, let’s reveal a little bit more about what creative industries are. The term ‘creative industries’ describes any company or organisation that has creativity at the core. Examples include the performing arts, computer games, literature, advertising, radio, TV, fashion, visual arts, crafts, video and film, architecture, publishing, music, and media.

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Has Lockdown Negatively Impacted our Creative Minds?

The pandemic has impacted the nation in many different ways. However, one question posed is whether it has had a negative impact on the creative mind. The truth is that it has impacted people in different ways. After all, we’re all different.

For some people, the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has caused them immense struggle. They have felt like their mind is stifled and they are not able to think as freely as they would do. On the flip side, there are some people who have really flourished during the lockdown. They have used this as an opportunity to explore their creative mind further and to broach the creative industries sector, resulting in exciting career changes and fresh opportunities.

We all have different personality types, and we all have different ways of unleashing creativity. For some people, they are the most creative version of themselves when their back is against the wall and they need to find a new solution. For others, they need to be free. They need to interact with others and explore new places to truly explore their creativity. This has been incredibly difficult during the lockdown period, yet there is light at the end of the tunnel. Ultimately, it all comes down to you as a person and the way in which your creativity unleashes itself.

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Studying an MA in Creative Industries at the University of Bolton

If you are interested in bagging one of the creative industry jobs that are available today, you need to begin your journey by getting the relevant qualifications, and this is something we can assist with here at the University of Bolton.

Our Creativity Industries Course is a dynamic and innovative postgraduate course that enables you the opportunity to extend your expertise and develop key employability skills. With a passionate team of teaching staff and state-of-the-art facilities, you have everything you need to shine and give yourself the best chance of securing one of the many creative jobs you may have your sights set on.

As the No.1 University for Student Satisfaction*, you can be sure of a first-rate, supportive learning environment, helping you to flourish in one of the many creative industry jobs you could choose from.

If you are interested in studying a postgraduate degree at the University of Bolton, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us at +44 (0)1204 900 600 or by sending a message to enquiries@bolton.ac.uk.

Why not unleash your creativity and experience #UniAsItShouldBe at the University of Bolton?

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