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Graduate motivations and the economic returns of creative higher education inside and outside the creative industries
In recent years, several studies have attempted to quantify the economic value of higher education. They tend to focus on graduate earnings, finding that outcomes differ by subject, and that, almost exclusively, arts-based subjects return the lowest salaries. However, this seems to be at odds with the extraordinary growth of the creative industries and the creative economy over the last 10 years and the skills gaps in the creative workforce.
This report, by the PEC’s researchers at the University of Sussex, presents a more nuanced picture of the economic value of creative higher education.
Download the report here.