About the School of Arts and Creative Industries

Accreditations

Browse our courses and you’ll see many have the Creative Skillset Tick logo. The tick is an assurance you’ll gain the professional skills and knowledge to develop a career in the creative industries. We also host Screen Academy Scotland, one of only three Skillset Film Academies in the UK.

Many of our other courses have additional professional accreditation, including:

Industry partners

Employability is core to all our courses and we work closely with industry to meet their needs.

We collaborate with partners on a range of projects including:

  • Internship and project opportunities for our students on the STV Edinburgh channel
  • Developing Robert Louis Stevenson Day with Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust
  • Engaging in reading projects in prisons with Scottish Prisons Service
  • Publishing Scotland
  • Grid Iron Theatre Company
  • StudioLR

Entrepreneurship is an important to the success of the school. Students and graduates have access to Bright Red Triangle, our creative industries incubator at the Merchiston Campus, where they can develop ideas and set up their own business with the support of experienced staff.

Additionally, placements, industrial projects, talks and visits are integrated across programmes offering valuable opportunities to work with industry professionals.


Work-related Learning

Our students partner with industry to create enriching work-based projects.