You want fries with that? Creative careers are still out there, for now

Old stereotypes about the career prospects for arts graduates need to be retired. 1000 anuncios de publicidad y más…CC BY-NC-ND

The old jokes about creative arts and humanities graduates serving at the local fast food outlet are hard to put to rest – they speak to long-held concerns around the value of creative degrees, and to worries that students of creative arts programs aren’t employable when they graduate.

But soon-to-be released national graduate tracking research findings conducted by my research team at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation show that, while Australian creative arts graduates can take a while to settle in to their careers, their outcomes are actually very good.
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