Creative industries are businesses with creativity as a focus, such as marketing and design, publishing, web production, and the film and gaming industry to name just a few. They are inter- and multi-disciplinary, driven by data, but require a degree of understanding of society and culture. As such, being able to present socially and culturally informed analysis of reliable and representative data is highly valued within the sector.
This Skills Bootcamp will equip you to become data literate and data fluent, giving you the skills required to work in the creative industries. These skills are sought after because they span the digital/creative divide: enabling those with data skills to enter creative industries and those with creative skills to exploit the opportunities offered by data.
The course is a five-day intensive bootcamp of 30 hours of in-person teaching, followed by a 10-week (three hours per week) online component, which can be studied flexibily. You will learn from leading academics at the University of Birmingham, with guest lectures from industry experts.
You will be supported throughout the Skills Bootcamp by our Careers Network and Gradcore. If you are unemployed, you will be supported to secure you a job interview on completion of the course. If you are employed, you will be supported to achieve a promotion and/or more digital responsibility in your job.
What you will learn
The Skills Bootcamp will equip you with skills in identifying trends and providing insight into data through data and digital awareness. On this course, you will learn about:
- Data Literacy
- Data Fluency
- Data Inclusivity
- Data and Culture
- Data Legitimacy and Law
- Data Ethics
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand how to translate the original qualitative data into numbers and tables, and vice versa
- Curate data to facilitate traffic and communication
- Relate or associate such data with more standardized, number-like data
- Interrogate data to identify trends
- Inform innovation based on data outputs
- Gain insight from data
- Apply this insight within their branch of the creative industries
Fees and funding
The course fee is £4,000, but Skills Bootcamps are fully funded by the Department for Education. If your application is successful, you will be awarded a Skills for Life Scholarship worth £4,000, which covers your tuition fees in full.
How to apply
For details of entry requirements and how to apply to the Skills Bootcamp, please see the Requirements tab. As part of the application process, you will need to complete an Admissions Task. Further information can be found on the Requirements tab.
The deadline for Round 1 of applications is Monday 29 August 2022.