What could my future job look like?
Our art and design career pathway can help you develop a number of exciting careers in this creative sector, such as:
- Photographer: take portrait and landscape photos for customers, including at family events and celebrations, using digital software editing packages to enhance the resulting images
- Events manager: create, plan and implement events for the business or leisure sectors, including managing budgets and relationship with suitable suppliers
- Fine artist: illustrate, sculpt and create artwork that helps an organisation's business purpose come alive
- Creative director: manage marketing campaigns that help transform how your organisation (or your client's organisation) is perceived by members of the public such as through an advertising campaign
The visual arts and design industry
The creative industries are a driver of growth in local economies across Britain and are predicted to be worth £128.4billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to a million jobs by 2030.
The skills and business models of the wider creative economy are those that many experts judge to be of increasing importance: blended technical and creative skills, collaborative interdisciplinary working, entrepreneurialism and enterprise.
The creative industries house a variety of roles and are set to see continued growth in the coming years, which is great news for talented people with creative flair.
search visual arts and design programmes
We work closely with organisations to provide industry-standard teaching, learning and progression opportunities for our students, including:
- Museum of Oxford
- Reading Museum
- Magdalen Road Studios
You will have the opportunity to develop your employability by taking part in exhibitions, festivals and events, organising community workshops and pop-up shops.
You will also gain new skills by taking part in competitions, attending masterclasses and career talks, and responding to live briefs set by employers.