Creative Digital
Industries

What are Creative Digital Industries?

Creative digital industries are broad interdisciplinary fields from computing and design to art and the humanities. It is a wide-ranging sector including video, film,  photography, music, publishing, radio and TV, computer games, social media and the software that supports these industries.

Creative Digital Industries Market

Glasgow’s digital and creative tech economy is now the largest in Scotland and one of the fastest growing in the UK with almost 34,000 jobs and a turnover of more than £1bn.

The city benefits from being the leading UK creative centre outside of London and having over 30% of the city region’s innovative tech firms working in the creative economy.

Glasgow School of Art, with its international reputation in the visual creative disciplines, has a strong foundation for innovation in immersive technologies. The school is ranked 8th in the world for art and design subjects, 5th in Europe and 3rd in the UK.

Why Glasgow?

Digital City

Glasgow is
ranked as a top 10 UK digital tech city

Job Opportunities

Glasgow ranks in the top 10 cities in Europe in its size category for the number of new jobs in creative sectors

World-class Education

Glasgow ranks no. 3 among UK cities for producing the highest number of creative graduate

BBC Scotland Building

Hosting the new £11.9m Kelvin Hall Film and Broadcast Studio Hub, to become the Scottish hub for shows for the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and Netflix, Glasgow has a strong cluster in creative and digital technologies and has became an ideal place for starting and developing a business within the sector.