The creative industries have moved into first place to be the fastest growing economic sector in the UK.

Arts in school are a crucial ingredient in the making of UK’s creative life. But artists, musicians, writers and actors are not born skilled.

Huge numbers of creative professionals can trace the igniting of their creativity back to experiences at school, whether it was encouragement from a school art teacher, acting in a play or singing a particular piece of music at school. This includes Sam Smith, Grayson Perry and Joseph Wright to name a few.

Five reasons to study creative subjects;

1. The arts make self-starters and develop emotional intelligence

2. The arts are stretching

3. Arts students are highly sought after by employers

4. Arts ‘reach the parts other subjects can’t reach’

5. Arts ‘reach the students other subjects can’t reach’

Post 16 destinations/careers:

As well as A-levels, BTECs and University it could lead to being; an artist, a graphic designer, a games designer, a photographer, an architect, a fashion designer, a textile designer, a digital artist, a theatre set designer, a costume designer, a movie maker, an animator, advertising, journalism…



Useful resources and links:

Targetcareers – art and design



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