The Creative Industries, above all, contributed £84bn to UK economy in 2014. This is according to figures released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. As a result, the number of jobs for creative people in the industry grew by almost 9% between 2013 and 2014. This is almost double in comparison to the rest of the economy as a whole (4.6%). So then what does this mean in reality?
In brief, the sector, includes film, television, radio, video and photography etc. It grew almost twice as fast as rest of British economy hence a great career choice.
So, if you're researching jobs for creative people, get started now with our video resources. How many of you know exactly what you want to go on to study at art college?
Some of you I am sure have very clear ideas of what kind of creative careers are available. Likewise, some of you may not. However you may have established which area of art and design you like working in just now. Furthermore, the career path and day to day activities might be rather unknown to you.
By the way I had no idea what career I might pursue, studying for a BA Fine Art Printmaking. To be honest I don’t think I ever really questioned what art careers were out there. Now to me, in this case, that sounds crazy in hindsight. For the most part of my degree I had no idea which transferable skills I'd learnt. Or how my education was relevant to other professions in the creative industries.
To begin with, check out our FREE eBook on Employability and Transferable Skills. Above all, this helps you to see exactly how valuable a creative career is.
In summary, information is so much more readily available these days with the internet for instance. Therefore check out what your passion in Painting for example might lead you to as a career.
When consider many arts jobs when working with our students. Therefore, we’ve selected 12 video case studies from self employed artists and designers. We aim to give you a glimpse into their careers. Keep an eye on this page as we will be adding more videos with the aim to cover every subject area.
So if your particular subject area of interest isn’t here just now, pop back in a few weeks. We'll hopefully have it then.
Alternatively if you have particular arts jobs in mind and want to suggest a video for us to add, please do contact us!
Below are Art and Design jobs that you could enter with your degree in the creative visual arts. 2 websites that give you much more information on art and design jobs are Prospects and Creative Choices.
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