Creative careers

The creative industries

The creative industries include performing arts, design, visual arts, digital media, film, television and more.  You can also work creatively in many other industries. Explore careers in some of the main creative industries via these links:

You can also find general careers information on websites such as


Sometimes you’ll need specialist skills and qualifications to get on in your creative career, as well as dedication and talent.  Your local FE college will offer a range of courses to learn the skills you need to get ahead – find your nearest college here

There are also other routes to get professional training and qualifications – here are a few:

Getting experience

Apprenticeships, paid internships, and trainee opportunities can help you to build up the experience and contacts you need to get on in your chosen career.

You might also need advice and guidance about opportunities advertised so you can choose the ones that are going to be most helpful to your career.


If you’ve got a great idea, but don’t know how to get it off the ground, you could apply for funding or enter a competition to get your idea seen. For start-up funding ideas try IdeasTap.