Job Profiles

The range of jobs in the art, craft, design and media sectors of the creative industries is hugely varied.

The following sites provide some very useful insights into career opportunities.

Creative Journeys, produced by The Sorrell Foundation, answers the question ‘Can studying art and design lead to real jobs?’. The short film has links some of the UK’s leading designers, architects, engineers and other leading professionals talking about how they got started and how the options chosen for GCSE can be the start of a creative journey.


The NSEAD web site has a number of case studies of What is it like to work in art, craft and design? Each example is linked to teaching activities.


Information about applying for courses in art, design and media can be found on the web site of the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). UCAs’s main role is to operate the application process for British universities. The web site includes online application portals, a number of search tools, and free information and advice directed at various audiences, including students considering higher education, students with pending applications to higher education institutes, parents and legal guardians of applicants, school and further education staff involved in helping students apply, and providers of higher education (universities and HE colleges).