Arts & crafts

Getting in

Are you a creative who likes coming up with ideas and turning them into arts and crafts? 

Then a job in this sector might well suit you. 

Key facts

  • One in 11 jobs are now in the creative economy. As this infographic shows, 8% of these are in the South West and 18% are in the South East, which includes Oxford, Thames Valley and Solent.
  • Over 2.8 million people are employed in the creative industries - and this number has grown by nearly 14% since 2011.
  • The creative industries are difficult to get into – highly competitive and always changing with new technology and ideas, so you will find that you’ll be choosing a career that is unpredictable and uncertain. For those who like routine and need a steady income, this may not be for you!

Routes into this sector

There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.

There are jobs in this sector where you can start with few qualifications and receive training on the job through an apprenticeship and others such as a jewellery design-maker where people usually do a Foundation Degree, degree or HND.

Use the Course Search

Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.

More help finding courses and training

Do a free, short, online course to find out more (looks great on your CV too!)

Future Learn have lots of free, short, online courses that will improve your knowledge of this job sector and improve your chances of landing your dream job. Check out the available courses related to art.

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