july 2009
12 p.

The survey of the professional integration of 5,500 graduates from higher education establishments coming under the Ministry of Culture and Communication in the three years following obtaining their degree in 2004 reveals the quality of these courses. Providing immediately useable professional training, they guarantee quick access to employment related to the training received for nearly four graduates out of five. The results confirm the importance, for continuity in employment, of a match between the field, the level of education and the first job undertaken. Three years after obtaining their degree, 81% of culture graduates are working, against 77% of the whole generation graduating in 2004. Finally, the speed of integration, the remuneration level and the unemployment rate vary with the courses followed: architecture inserts its graduates, who most often work full time, quickly, whereas entertainment graduates most often work part time and those in the plastic arts experience an 20% unemployment rate. The survey, carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Study and Research on Qualifications (Cereq), included 120 establishments and covered 1,200 graduates and is unprecedented for graduates in cultural subjects.