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Draw inspiration from these 10 fantastic arts careers

Not sure where your creative flair might lead? Here’s a list of our top 10 arts careers.

Draw inspiration from these 10 fantastic arts careers

The arts world is diverse and captivating and offers many career opportunities for anyone with a passion for creativity.

Capital City College Group (CCCG) runs A Levels in Art and Fine Art, and a range of Art, Design and Fashion courses to develop your skills and showcase your talent in these dynamic fields.

There are numerous arts jobs where you can express your flair and creativity. Here’s our list of 10 exciting and fulfilling careers to pursue in the creative sector.

Graphic Designer

With the rise of digital media, graphic design has become an essential field. Graphic designers utilise their artistic skills and technical expertise to create visual designs for various purposes such as advertisements, websites, and branding. This profession offers the opportunity to work with diverse clients and industries, making it an exciting and versatile career choice.

Fashion Designer

Fashion designers are the architects of style. They conceptualise, design and create clothing and accessories that define trends and capture the essence of personal expression. From sketching initial designs to selecting fabrics and overseeing production, fashion designers are at the forefront of the industry, shaping the way people dress and express themselves.

Art Director

Art directors play a crucial role in the creative industries, overseeing and guiding the artistic vision of a project. They collaborate with artists, designers, and photographers to ensure the visual elements align with the desired message. Art directors can find employment in advertising agencies, film production companies, and design studios.

Textile Designer

Textile designers are the artists who create the patterns and textures found in fabrics. They use various techniques, such as drawing, painting, and digital design, to develop unique prints and patterns. Textile designers often work closely with fashion designers to create fabrics that bring their visions to life, adding depth, personality, and visual interest to garments and accessories.


Curators work in museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, where they research, select, and organize exhibitions. They play a vital role in preserving and presenting artwork to the public, ensuring its historical and cultural significance is conveyed effectively. Curators often have extensive knowledge in art history and work closely with artists and collectors.

Arts Therapist

For those who believe in the healing power of art, a career as an arts therapist can be profoundly fulfilling. Arts therapists use various artistic mediums, such as painting, music or drama, to help individuals express themselves and promote emotional wellbeing. They work in healthcare facilities, schools, or private practice, helping people of all ages and backgrounds.

Costume Designer

Costume designers are responsible for creating the visual identity of characters in theatre, film and television productions. They collaborate with directors, actors, and production teams to bring the story and characters to life through costumes. This job requires a strong sense of creativity, historical research, and attention to detail.

Creative Writer

Writers in the arts industry use words to evoke emotions and tell captivating stories. They may work as playwrights, screenwriters, novelists or copywriters, depending on their interests and talents. Creative writers have the power to influence and inspire others through their words, making it a highly rewarding profession.

Art Teacher

If you have a passion for art and a desire to share your knowledge and skills with others, becoming an art teacher or educator could be an ideal choice. They work in schools, community centres or private studios, teaching various art techniques, art history and nurturing creativity in their students. They play a vital role in shaping the next generation of artists.

Fashion Photographer

Fashion photographers capture the essence and beauty of fashion through their lenses. They work collaboratively with stylists, models and art directors to create captivating visuals that showcase fashion designs and tell stories. Fashion photographers have a keen eye for composition, lighting and capturing the perfect moment, bringing fashion to life through their art.

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