Your creative talent can’t be defined
09 Aug 21
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Categories: Art & Design and Fine Art, Undergradute
Thinking about studying art and design? There’s still time to apply, and here’s why every workplace needs creative people like you!
The University of Bolton School of the Arts has been established for over 150 years, and we’re No.1 for Teaching Quality in Art & Design Courses in the North West*, so there’s nowhere better to kick start your career.
Art and design courses can lead to a whole world of opportunities too, and not just within creative industries. The transferable skills you pick up in the arts can be applied in every line of work, making it a fantastic starting point with a great diversity in careers.
Clearing has now started, so If you still haven’t applied for 2021, head over to the University of Bolton’s Clearing website to find out more. Our degree courses still have spaces, and we welcome anyone who wants to build their portfolio in a friendly and supportive learning environment.
Here are the reasons why you should apply, and why every employer values the importance of creativity in new recruits.
University graduates with an art and design background tend to think outside the box. They explore ideas outside of the norm, challenge the status quo, and search for new ways of creating or doing things. This is what makes them so good at solving problems.
By identifying opportunities where conventional methods have failed, artists and visionaries help move businesses forward. This applies to just about every industry, even non-creative fields such as accounting and finance, business management, IT and technology, and many others.
Employers are taking notice of mental wellbeing and finding ways to improve company culture. Not only does this improve productivity, but it helps them attract and retain top talent. By on-boarding creatives such as artists and designers, they can make their workplace a happier place for all.
According to the World Economic Forum, creativity is the third most important skill for Industry 4.0, so this really highlights the importance of creativity at work. There’s never been a better time to develop your art and design skills at university.
When it comes to gathering teams for a brainstorming session, the best ideas always come from those who have great imaginations. This is why it’s vital to have a balance of different skills in the workplace.
The collaborative effort of thinkers and doers is the key to success in the modern world. Ideas people may not always have the right practical approach, but they are capable of being innovative and helping brands find their point of difference in crowded markets.
Additionally, creatives are good at getting the ball rolling with brainstorming activities, encouraging others to join in. So it’s essential to promote the importance of creativity in every department.
As well as being the stars of every brainstorming session, art graduates are instigators of collaborative working. Their ability to form and share new ideas is hugely inspiring to those around them, even people who naturally shy away from creative activities.
By leading the way in the creative process, it’s possible for artistic thinkers to help nurture other people’s teamwork skills.
Another reason why art and design graduates are so sought after across every sector is because of their ability to innovate. According to McKinsey, innovation in business is more critical than ever, with the COVID-19 crisis making new ideas, workflows, methodologies, services and products a vital next step for post-pandemic survival.
Graduates with skills in art are more likely to think of new ways of doing things, or new ways of improving customer satisfaction. So skills in this subject really are transferable, giving you access to amazing diversity in careers and job prospects.
Ready to start your dream job with an art degree? Find out more about applying in September 2021 and head over to our Clearing website.
Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.
* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 - North West Region