Creative and Entrepreneurial
The Entrepreneurial Sector in Scotland
Research in March 2016 showed that there were over 348,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in Scotland. These provided an estimated 1.2 million jobs.
Scotland’s thriving creative industry is one of the country's most diverse sectors. It covers fashion and textiles, theatre, TV, radio, film, journalism, publishing, music, visual arts, gaming, architecture, design, and more.
In 2015, creative industries in Scotland employed over 73,600 people and contributed over £3.7 billion to the economy, with a turnover of £5.5billion. Scotland has world-class companies in games development and interactive platforms, small and large media production companies, and producers of next generation digital technologies.
Creative and entrepreneurial opportunities in Dumfries and Galloway
Creative and entrepreneurial industries are expected to grow by 2% across Scotland, with around 1,300 jobs being created per year.
Dumfries and Galloway has a high proportion of small creative and entrepreneurial businesses, usually with a focus on opportunities in their local market. Together, they make a significant contribution to the regional economy. Arts and creative activity also play an important part in the region's economy, especially in the growth of tourism.
Career and job opportunities in this sector include:
- Web Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Medical Illustrator
- Product Designer
- Ceramic Pottery Maker
- Arts Administration
- Photographic Technician
- Jewellery Designer
- Textile Designer
- Retail Display Assistant
- Medical Photographer
- Sound & Video Assistant
Creative and entrepreneurial college courses in Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway College has a variety of courses available covering a wide range of creative industries. The new state of the art campus benefits from the latest technology and the programme of courses encourages students to find their own strengths and helps them choose a career path that supports their skills and talents.
DYW DG and the Creative and Entrepreneurial sector
DYW DG works with leading trainers and providers in the region to address skill gaps and future workforce requirements.
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