Explore Creative Careers
The creative industries are all around us. They can be seen in the clothes we wear, the buildings we live and work in, the music we listen to, the books we read, the adverts on our screens, the apps we use and in countless other places. When you take a good look, the creative industries show up everywhere in our daily lives and the world would be a very different place without them!
The sector contains many rewarding areas of work and could take you into industries you’d never thought you’d work in. Roles in this sector are wide ranging. From freelance opportunities in both FTT (film, television and theatre) and Healthcare, to positions in production or publishing companies large and small. All provide the opportunity to use your creative flair, to help and support others, and your ability to influence and communicate effectively across media and broadcasting channels.
To help you start to explore this varied sector and gain insight into the career paths of both “young” and established professionals, we are excited to welcome you to join us and our guests for the Explore Creative Careers week.
Themed Week Sessions During Week 8 (26th - 28th February 2024)
- Explore Careers in Creative Writing | Monday 26 February 13:00-14:00 | Carrington 201
Our panellists will include speakers from:
James Rudd, Senior B2B Technical Copywriter, Ogilvy UK
Carl Schoenfeld, Producer & Educator, Online Screenwriting Academy
Eleni Lea Santama (alumn), Lead Narrative Designer & Writer, Stardrop Games
Explore Careers in Creative Therapies | Tuesday 27 February 13:00-14:00 | Palmer 1.04
Amoreena Mann, Owner & Lead Therapist, Wokingham Dramatherapies
Arnell Etherington Reader, Art Psychotherapist & Educator
Michelle McLeish, Operations Manager, Soulscape
Explore Careers in film, TV and broadcasting | Wednesday 28 February 12:00-13:00 | Bulmershe Theatre, Mingella Building
Nick Arthurs, Film and TV Drama Editor / 2nd Unit Director at Wildwood Films
Lesley-Anne Macfarlane, Head of Production, Resource Productions
Molly Bowen-Schofield (alum), Freelance Prosthetic Technician
Want to know more?
Use the links below to find out more about the different sectors and how to seek potential roles:
Penguin Random House – review work experience and internship programmes
BBC Writers Room – discover a range of opportunities
Filming in England – join a national Crew directory to find work
Creative Writing degree profile - Prospects
Art Therapist job profile - Prospects
The British Association Of Art Therapists - learn more about the BAAT
Drama Therapist job profile - Prospects
British Association of Dramatherapists - learn more about the BADTh
Resource Productions - find out more about this charity who will be joining our Film event
ScreenSkills - review their ‘Finding a Job’ advice pages
Production Base - look for Film and TV roles
Taking things further
Book a 1:1 Careers Appointment with a Careers Consultant, or Placement Coordinator, to talk about any areas that interest you and get advice on jobs, placements, how to develop your CV and what steps you can take next.