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Journey into the design industry

What steps do you need to take for a design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design tracks the journey, from leaving education to finding a first job in the design industry.


Who are the people working to support the carer of a music artist?

A guide to the music industry

Who are the different people that make a signed act work? This is an overview of the various roles that work with music artists – understand what they do and where you can fit in.


Shane Solanki is a songwriter for the Last Mango in Paris band

Understand band agreements

A band agreement is a contract between the individual members of a band which sets out how the band is going to conduct business together.


Angela Gidden found a way to use the waste material from her furniture design business.

Getting creative with waste

Welsh designer Angela Gidden explains how the fabric and leather offcuts from her furniture design business became a separate creative company.


Annette Howard’s works at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

From libraries to information

Annette Howard’s role as information executive involves gathering and distributing information.


Liz Goodman, Archaeological conservator	at the Museum of London

Careers in archaeology

Taryn Nixon, Managing Director of the Museum of London Archaeology, talks about the variety of work done by the 200 archaeologists there, and the best ways to get into the field.


Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe.

On the fringe of the Fringe

Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe. He spoke to Creative Choices about striking out on your own.


5 practical tips for an aspiring actor

Don’t gamble with your career. The acting profession is hugely competitive, but there are ways to give yourself a better chance of success – and it’s not only down to your acting ability.


Sarah James runs a large craft fair to help makers sell their work.

From maker to manager

Sarah James worked as a ceramicist before becoming the director of the Contemporary Craft Fair in Devon. She explains why she contributes more to the craft scene this way, and what new makers need to know when starting their business.


Francis' untitled work appeared in the Awnings installation 'Distance & Proximity'.

Philomena Francis, artist

The work of artist Philomena Francis stretches and alters over time. Her images, created using treacle piped directly onto walls, drip to form sticky puddles on the gallery floor.


Owain Arthur (Francis Henshall) in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Photo credit Johan Persson

Getting started in acting

Owain Arthur played Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End. Initially James Corden’s understudy, he spoke about how he got his first West End lead.


Salary and progression in graphic design

Interested in a graphic design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design looks at typical salaries and progression routes, as well as giving key information and outlining desired skills and experience.


If you want to write for a living rather than just for fun, then you must accept that it won’t be easy. (Image: Fiona Mountain)

Taking your writing further

Sarah Scotcher is an editor at Rowanvale Books, an independent publishing firm in Wales that specialises in new authors. She offers 6 tips for people who are exploring publishing options.


Fay Fullerton is Head of Production Costume at the Royal Opera House

Building a costume career

Fay Fullerton is Head of Production Costume at The Royal Opera House. She describes how she got into the industry, with advice for people wanting to get into costume careers.


Research work experience by investigating the organisations and big companies within your chosen industry.

How to find work experience

Work experience makes a difference to your career prospects, but can be difficult to find in the competitive creative sector. Sharon Walpole of Moving On magazine gives advice for getting relevant work experience.


Veronica Berg trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

A career in stage management

Veronica Berg moved from Sweden to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Five years after graduating, she has worked on shows and tours all around Britain and abroad.


It can be hard to decide what to wear to an interview when the dress code is

How to dress for an interview

How should you dress for an interview for a job in the creative industries? Sarah Leeds offers suggestions on behalf of fashion website ASOS for different types of interview.


Francesca Maguire is Press and PR Manager for Shakespeare’s Globe.

Media career at The Globe

Francesca Maguire is Press and PR Manager for Shakespeare’s Globe. She is responsible for the management, design and implementation of the media and PR campaigns.


Hannah provides full administrative support to the team at Tyntesfield.

Property administrator

Hannah Seward-Thompson has a busy role as property administrator at Tyntesfield, a Grade 1 listed National Trust property in Somerset.


Following a BA Music degree, Isabel Murphy got involved in English National Opera and then moved to the Welsh National Opera. Image: WNO, Ne

Working in opera management

Isabel Murphy used her passion for opera after university to help artists, members and staff prepare for tours. She spoke about her career and how she shaped Welsh National Opera's artistic direction.


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