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 last year's programme, students heard from representatives 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 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.  

Provisional dates for the programme are:  

  • Thursday 22nd February 2024 
  • Thursday 29th February 2024 
  • Thursday 7th March 2024 
  • Thursday 14th March 2024 
  • Thursday 21st March 2024 
  • Thursday 28th March 2024 

Applications are now open - please apply by completing this form! 

Applicants will hear if they have been successful in mid-January 2024 

Please send any enquiries to 

Information for applicants

Applications for Creative Industries Unlocked 2024 are now open. 

If you have any questions about the programme please email:   

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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 which is a score of 1 or 2 for the category 'POLAR4 young participation quintile' (check here) 

  • are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student 
  • 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. 
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