Creative Industries – Sector Research


Alison Williams

According to the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport, The Creative Industries consists of 12 creative sectors, which are:

  1. Advertising
  2. Architecture
  3. Arts and antique markets
  4. Crafts
  5. Design
  6. Designer fashion
  7. Film, video and photography
  8. Software, computer games and electronic publishing
  9. Music and the visual and performing arts
  10. Publishing
  11. Television
  12. Radio

Overall there are over 2 million people employed within the Creative Industries, and they contribute 6% of GDP and are worth £8 Million an hour – £71.4 billion per year – to the UK economy.

Examples of Sectors:

The Television sector consists of broadcasters who are licensed by the government to broadcast on assigned channels. The sector provides everything from information to entertainment through visual/audio media. Some examples are:

  • News channels
  • Dramas
  • Comedy shows
  • Documentaries
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows

Example of a Television Sector Organisation: BBC

The Film sector consists of institutions (both technological and commercial)  of film making…

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