Creative – Arts – Design and Advertising

The arts and crafts industry employs over 50,000 people - do you fancy working in art or crafts?

Dorset is home to the Arts University Bournemouth – a leading specialist institution in arts, design, media and performance, which boasts the largest film school outside London. Bournemouth University also has a world leading National Centre for Computer Animation and an International VFX Hub and runs the annual BFX Festival – the UK’s largest visual effects, computer games & animation festival. The sector is booming locally offering a range of creative careers – from product managers to graphic designers, artists, illustrators and writers to performing artists and fashion designers. Local areas of expertise include digital products and app creation, visual effects and post-production, gaming, animation, digital agencies, internet of things and big data. Businesses based in the area include Outpost VFX, LoveLove Films, Bright Blue Day, and many more.
These careers can involve coming up with your own ideas or following a customer’s design and then creating and selling something. Design involves art and creativity but may also involve technical and engineering skills, depending on the job. This sector is likely to have more jobs in the future and these are less likely to be replaced by automation.
The arts and crafts industry generates £46million for the UK economy

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What you'll need

You’ll need to be thorough and pay attention to detail, the ability to work well with your hands, design skills and knowledge, the ability to use your initiative and the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure.

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Creative - Arts - Design and Advertising Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required