Creative Industries Unlocked

Creative Industries Unlocked is a 6-week programme designed for students in Year 12 or their first year of college who are interested in learning more about careers in the creative industries.

Programme content 

Through a series of hands-on masterclasses with industry partners, students will gain an insight into jobs in sectors such as production, publishing, broadcasting and creative technology, and hear from some of the most exciting creative companies the city has to offer. Students will develop key skills needed to succeed in Bristol’s thriving creative industries sector. They will also learn how skills gained by studying an Arts or Humanities degree will set you up to succeed in one of the South West’s fastest growing sectors. In this year's programme, students heard from creative professionals from companies such as Channel 4, Bristol University Press and Aardman animations. 

The programme is only open to students local to the Bristol area. The six sessions will run 4:30 – 6:30pm each week and students must be able to independently make their way to central Bristol for a 4:30pm start.  

The programme will run in Spring 2025, dates to be confirmed.

Applications for the 2024 programme are now closed. If you would like to express your interest in the 2025 programme and will be in Y12 in September 2024 please complete this Expression of Interest form. You will be contacted when applications open in September 2024. 

Please send any enquiries to arts-outreach@bristol.ac.uk. 

Information for applicants

Applications for The Creative Industries Unlocked 2024 are now open closed 

If you would like to express an interest in the 2025 programme and will be in Y12 in September 2024 please complete this Expression of Interest form. You will be contacted when applications open in September 2024. 

If you have any questions about the programme please email arts-outreach@bristol.ac.uk 

Four students having a discussion

If this project is oversubscribed, we will give priority to those who meet all or most of the following criteria: 

  • Live in an area of low participation in higher education as defined by POLAR4 which is a score of 1 or 2 for the category 'POLAR4 young participation quintile'  
  • Identify as Black or Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background or a Mixed Heritage featuring one or more of these ethnicities  
  • Attend an aspiring state school or college 
  • Are or have been eligible for free school meals 
  • Have spent three or more months in local authority care 
  • Are currently an estranged student 
  • Are part of the first generation in your family to go to university. 

 

Edit this page