Employability

Employability is not just about getting a job after you finish your degree. It is about the skills and attributes that you develop which make you successful in what you do during and after your time at University.

We believe that developing your employability is important. LICA has excellent links with organisations in the creative sectors enabling students to collaborate with individuals and organisations outside of the University.

All undergraduate degrees in LICA offer students the opportunity to undertake a work-related module in the second year of their degree. This may involve taking LICA's Work Placement module or undertaking work for an external organisation as part of the Professional Contexts module. In the third year all students are able to take the Creative Enterprise module which is designed to develop the professional skills needed to become a freelance worker. This enables students to develop creative ideas into a viable proposal for a live arts event, a series of creative workshops with the community, or a mini-festival.

Masters students are encouraged to engage with external organisations as part of their dissertation or research project, with the support of their supervisors. We also bring in visiting professionals and practitioners to reinforce the real-world nature of our curriculum and encourage students from day one to develop external links that enhance their employability opportunities.