Faculty of Creative Industries

Students filming in the TV studio at City

Faculty of Creative Industries

For the Faculty of Creative Industries, close partnerships with employers and industry bodies are at the heart of all our creative disciplines. Our students’ creative skills prepare them for success in the creative industries and beyond. 

Our Industry Academies have different components which encourage students to take a commercial, positive approach to their studies and their decisions after graduation. Our industry collaboration encourages creative problem solving, team work and communication skills.

James Wilson

James Wilson

Head of Faculty of Creative Industries Industry Academies

james.wilson@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk
0141 375 8311

James Wilson is the Industry Academy Curriculum Head in the Faculty of Creative Industries which provides high quality vocational training in a range of disciplines including; craft, design, drama, graphics, fine arts, photography, television, radio, writing and animation.

Close partnership with employers and industry bodies is at the heart of the creative disciplines at City of Glasgow College.  The students’ creative skills prepare them for success in the Creative Industries and beyond.

Students and staff take an enterprising and positive approach to their studies and the decisions they will make upon graduation. The industry collaboration encourages creative problem solving, working with others and communication skills.

Our partnerships are many and varied. A few are listed below:

Global Radio: student internships

  • EQTR: student internships
  • Royal Television Society: student internships and production activity
  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary: long term stained glass project partner
  • BBC: workshops and guest lectures
  • STV: project briefs and career discussions

James brought ten years of experience in television to working in the education sector and has long championed making the student experience as close to the professional reality as possible. He has a wealth of experience of management roles in both sectors. While supporting the development of many award winning talented students James has also contributed to the design and quality of Creative Industries education nationally.

As well as leading the new Industry Academies James is also Chair of the Royal Television Society in Scotland.

The individual Academies are based upon the opportunities in the market and place and span the academic structure of the Faculty and the College.