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How to price your jewellery

In this video from Mastered, Judy Head, a jewellery industry expert with over 30 years' experience working in the trade, shares her expertise on how to price your work.


Amy Vaughan spent six months at the Royal Academy in London on a Cultural Leadership Programme Peach Placement.

Learning about leadership

Amy Vaughan is Director of Operations at The Junction venue in Cambridge. She spent six months at the Royal Academy in London on a Cultural Leadership Programme Peach Placement to learn about leadership and arts organisation.


It’s tough to edit your own portfolio, as you may have emotional ties to images that don't add anything to your final selection.

7 tips for a photography career

How does a photographer make the leap from hobbyist to professional? Helen Thompson from photographers' agents Vue Represents has picked seven key tips for a fruitful photography career.


Mark Gabbertas, product designer

Taking a concept to market

With creative products, taking a concept to market is all about getting your idea into a form where it can then be developed, produced and sold in the marketplace.


Communication skills are vital for education work.

Working in arts education

Three education practitioners from Shakespeare's Globe, Chatsworth House and Derry Tower Museum spoke about their career journeys, and why an arts organisation's education department is a valuable asset.


Casting directors have only become a big part of acting over the last twenty years.

Casting director for theatre

Stuart Burt is associate casting director at The Ambassador Theatre Group, one of the UK’s leading West End theatre producers.


A career as a furniture maker

Gareth Neal is a furniture designer and maker who rose to prominence for his traditional furniture with contemporary exteriors. He discusses his career and reflects on the furniture making industry.


Laura Sims is an Assistant Librarian - Electronic Services in the NHS.

Working in a hospital library

Laura Sims works in the Education Centre at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool. She describes how her job involves keeping staff updated on the latest research by daily emailings and running a blog.


Every other year, Chichester Cathedral  organises the Flower Festival.

Heritage careers in cathedrals

With thousand-year histories, British cathedrals are standing records of social and religious history. They are spectacular architectural assets, repositories of famous treasures and burials, and living places of art, education and worship.


Director of an acting studio

Bruce Alexander’s long acting career saw him star in theatre, film and TV productions, including Neighbours and SeaChange. He discusses giving up the spotlight to teach at Melbourne Acting Studio.


Hennie Haworth's illustrations have featured in many magazines, including Elle and Company. She has also worked with fashion designers.

6 tips for illustrators

Hennie Haworth is a freelance illustrator. She has worked with many major brands, including Waitrose and Vodafone. She shared six pieces of advice for illustrators starting out.


Because street theatre is so visual, costumes are very important.

Performing street theatre

Jacqui Papay is a senior performer with the internationally-renowned Natural Theatre Company in Bath. She performs visually engaging comic scenarios in a wide range of outdoor venues, UK and abroad.


Take note every month of what you’ve done, what you’ve learnt and what’s been successful.

10 ways to boost your career

Whether it’s getting a payrise, taking on more responsibility or landing a new job, this checklist will help you to boost your career.


Brian Harvey combined his interests in psychology and DJing to start his own company

Being an arts entrepreneur

Brian Harvey launched Open Ear in Glasgow in 2007, which designs musical identities and environments for businesses. Open Ear works closely with the independent music industry in order to licence music to use in bars, cafes, shops and showrooms.


Branding consultant, Damian Cranney started up his own design business.

Five tips for design students

Branding consultant Damian Cranney started up his own design business, Frank Design. He gave five pieces of advice for anyone starting out.


Being a creative team coordinator

Lizzie Croucher looks after the community projects and programmes at DanceEast. She explains more about her role, the skills needed to do the job and offers advice to young people wanting to work in this area of the creative industries.


'Shoes' was shown in the West End.

Making musical comedy

Richard Thomas co-wrote ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’, 'Shoes' and 'Anna Nicole'. Despite death threats and a high-profile blasphemy case, he is passionate about his creative career.


Emma took a BTEC National Diploma in 3D design, before specialising in jewellery.

Making and selling jewellery

Emma Turpin set up her own jewellery business after graduating from Middlesex University. She makes jewellery from silver and gold, drawing inspiration from the Victorian era.


Elizabeth Byrne is a classical singer and teacher.

A career in classical music

Classical singer Lizzie Byrne's career has seen her performing with small opera companies and contemporary music groups. She also works on teaching and vocal training.


Carlo set up his own company to exploit a localised knowledge that the larger promotion companies did not have.

Working as a music promoter

Carlo Solazzo is head promoter and founder of Birmingham Promoters. He spoke about the challenges he faces, the key to a successful career and the role of the promoter in the music scene.


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