Art & Culture

If you are studying anything creative -  Languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese etc), History, Art, Music, Photography, Textiles or Design Technology -  then you should find something useful on this page.  It's worth signing up to newsletters and blogs to keep informed about the latest opportunities and ideas.

Websites are listed in sections as follows - please scroll to the part you want:

Art, Craft & Design

Fashion

Languages

History

Media, Journalism and Publishing

Music, Acting and Dance

Art, Craft & Design

www.creative-choices.co.uk - great website for advice, events, work experience etc.  Sign up for their weekly newsletter to keep informed of latest opportunities in the creative sector.  Includes resources for craft, heritage, design, literature, music, theatre and visual arts

www.dandad.org - promotes design and advertising, with information on courses, events etc and a sign-up section to keep up with all the latest industry news

www.creativefinancenetwork.co.uk - ideas for financing creative careers, projects and businesses

www.roundhouse.org.uk - London venue with many opportunities to get involved with radio and music production, drama, poetry, TV, sound engineering, photography and visual arts.  Website resources excellent too

www.ied.org.uk - the Institute of Engineering Designers site has a list of good courses and careers information

 

www.forarthistory.org.uk - promotes the study of art history and lists events across the UK for anyone contemplating studying the subject

www.baat.org - this is the site for the British Association of Art Therapists. Under Careers/Training there is detailed information on art therapy plus suggestions for voluntary work placements prior to training

www.bida.org - website for the British Institute of Interior Design with information on British designers, courses, contacts for work placements

www.artscouncil.org.uk - good for news, job opportunities and links to other associated sites

www.craftscouncil.org.uk - the Crafts Council hosts a wide range of events and the site lists many competitions as well

www.a-n.co.uk - the Artists Information Company supports over 22,000 artists. The site is full of news, exhibition information, research and reviews

www.csd.org.uk - Chartered Society of Designers site includes details of registered designers plus wide variety of courses in many areas of design

www.fineart.co.uk - the Fine Art Trade Guild site lists courses and events of interest

Photographers can find lots of useful information at these sites: British Institute of Professional Photographers www.bipp.com, the Royal Photographic Society www.rps.org, and the Master Photographers Association www.thempa.com

Fashion

Good general websites for Fashion careers and news:   www.showstudio.com  and www.businessoffashion.com

 

Work experience opportunities can be found at www.londonfashionweek.co.uk and on www.fashionworkie.com 

 

Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design run a number of courses ranging from a day to a week and covering areas of fashion including design, journalism and running a business www.condenastcollege.ac.uk

Languages

As well as the sites below which detail organisations promoting specific careers, some university sites also have good information and ideas for gaining work experience.  This one from from the University of Kent is good: www.kent.ac.uk/careers/modernlanguages.htm

www.iti.org.uk - Institute of Translation and Interpreting site has information on careers in translating and interpreting

www.ciol.org.uk - Chartered Institute of Linguistics is the professional body in the UK for linguists working world wide.  Site includes news, events and blogs

www.britishcouncil.org - find out about English language teaching jobs and English Language Assistant jobs as well as TEFL courses on this site

History

www.history.org.uk - the Historical Association promotes and supports the study of history for all ages.  Website has lots of resources including sections for events, job opportunities and podcasts

www.museumsassociation.org - find out about the range of career opportunities in museums

www.archives.org.uk - if you are considering a career in archives, records management or conservation then check out this website

www.archaeologyuk.org - there is lots of useful information on this website for the budding archaeologist

www.kent.ac.uk/ces/student/degree/history/ - this webpage from the University of Kent covers skills developed with a history course and occupations associated with a history degree

www.bajr.org - the British Archaeological Jobs Resource is a gateway to jobs, advice, books, guides and resources for would-be archaeologists

www.museumjobs.com - this is a jobsite for museums, galleries, libraries and archives around the world

www.english-heritage.org.uk - English Heritage promotes greater understanding of the historic environment

www.nationaltrust.org.uk - the UK's largest membership organisation promoting conservation of houses, buildings, coast and countryside

Media, Film, Journalism, Publishing

www.creativeskillset.org - this is the specialised careers information advice and guidance service for the creative media industries; broadcast,

film, video, textiles and design, interactive media and photo imaging

www.nctj.com - National Council for the Training of Journalists website includes details of courses and careers

www.myfirstjobinfilm.co.uk - do you dream of being a producer, director or writer? This website provides lots of information about getting into the film industry as well as work experience, internships and job opportunities

www.intofilm.org has lots of resources for aspiting film makers

www.bjtc.org.uk - Broadcast Journalism Training Council is the partnership of the main employers in broadcast journalism in the UK. Associate members include more than 20 colleges/universities and 30+ courses training new journalists. There’s lots of useful information and

advice for students, including careers advice, sponsorships and bursaries, traineeships and jobs.

www.radioacademy.org - a charity promoting excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production

www.theknowledgeonline.com - this is the definitive source of contacts within the film, TV, video and commercial production industries

www.commedia.org.uk - involvement in community media can be a means of entry into the media industry. This website includes relevant

information on current events and training opportunities

www.bbc.co.uk/careers/home - information about all careers opportunities within the BBC including graduate training, apprenticeships and work experience

http://4talent.channel4.com/about-us - 4Talent develops and supports talented people at different stages of their careers, reflecting diverse Britain and a multi-platform industry

www.itvjobs.com - the careers site for ITV

www.jamesonline.org.uk - the Joint Audio Media Education Support service promotes links between education and media

www.hbauk.co.uk - website for the Hospital Broadcasting Association

www.radiocentre.org - the industry body for commercial radio

www.bfi.org.uk - the British Film Institute runs courses in London and the website is full of useful information

Music, Acting & Dance

www.abtt.org.uk - the Association for British Theatre Technicians, includes courses and careers information

www.bfi.org.uk - the British Film Institute runs courses in London and the website is full of useful information

www.bpi.co.uk - the British Recorded Music Industry

www.cdet.org.uk - the Council for Dance Education and Training

www.equity.org.uk -  supports people working in the UK entertainment industry.  Site includes search facility for current paid work opportunities

www.artscouncil.org.uk - good for news, job opportunities and links to other associated sites

www.royalmarinesbands.co.uk - website has a section on careers

www.ism.org - Incorporated Society of Musicians includes a section on careers