More than a third of art and design graduates are out of work, report shows
More than a third of art and design graduates are still without a full-time job more than three years after graduation, according to a new report.
Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that just 65.5 per cent of those who graduated from creative art and design undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 2007 are in full-time employment.
This is below the average figure of 72.3 per cent of 2007 graduates from all courses, who are in full-time work.
The report shows that 12.7 per cent of art and design graduates are in part-time paid work, 0.9 per cent are in voluntary unpaid work, 5.3 per cent are still studying and 6 per cent are unemployed.
Those graduating from creative art and design courses were most likely to be unemployed, the report shows, alongside graduates from computer science and architecture courses.