Apprenticeships to consider if your favourite subject is art

Apprenticeships to consider if your favourite subject is art

If your favourite subject at school is art, there are a number of apprenticeships that link to your interests and creative talents.

The arts sector has opportunities for both practical roles such as graphic or interior designer to more managerial roles as a librarian or museum curator.

Art helps you develop creative skills and the ability to visualise new ideas, which can be useful in many careers such as arts, crafts and design, broadcast media and performing arts and publishing. It’s a hands-on, wide-ranging and competitive industry that recognises talent.

Here is a selection of apprenticeships on offer that all have a focus on the subject of art.

 

Advertising and media executive: Oversee the day-to-day progress of the whole advertising process, from receiving the brief through to the measurement of how effective the advert has been. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Architect: You’ll work on the design of new buildings and the redesign of existing buildings, usually the first point of contact on a design team. The duration is 48 months and you will achieve a level 7 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

Arts therapist: You’ll use art, drama or music to carry out therapy interventions to improve a person’s mental, physical health and wellbeing in a range of settings, such as hospitals, schools or prisons. The duration is 24 months and you will achieve a level 7 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

Assistant puppet maker: You’ll support the design, manufacture and performance of puppets for theatre, film, TV, carnival, animation, applied puppetry and outdoor arts. The duration is 18 months and you will achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Assistant visual effects technical director: Provide technical assistance, troubleshoot workflow issues and manage data and resources for imagery created, altered or enhanced for moving media. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 4 apprenticeship upon completion.

Broadcast production assistant: You’ll provide support and assistance to editorial or technical colleagues to ensure the smooth delivery of content for television or radio productions. The duration is 12 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Creative digital design professional: As a confident design professional, you’ll be responsible for providing compelling digitally enabled design solutions to internal or external clients, across a range of sectors and for a range of different contexts. The duration is 36 months and you’ll achieve a level 6 apprenticeship upon completion.

Curator: Working at an accredited museum, gallery or organisation, you’ll research, understand, develop and interpret collections, themes or subjects to make these accessible to wide ranging and diverse public or private audiences. The duration is 36 months and you’ll achieve a level 7 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

Fashion studio assistant: This apprenticeship will introduce you to the designer fashion industry, with experience gained in both the product and commercial sides of a brand, as you work with a team to create a fashion collection. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Garment maker: Construct garments by bringing designs to life, following specifications and quality standards. The duration is 24 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Junior animator: You’ll produce the motions, gestures, expressions and performance of dimensional characters and inanimate objects. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 4 apprenticeship upon completion.

Props technician: You’ll support the supply, building, use and maintenance of dressing and hand props for film, television and theatre productions, working on a set, in workshops or on location. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Storyboard artist: You’ll use storyboards to visualise the narrative, plan shots and draw panels to demonstrate the staging and action, from animation to video games and advertising. The duration is 18 months and you’ll achieve a level 7 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

 

The Find An Apprenticeship service lists many apprenticeships currently available in England. You can check regularly to discover an apprenticeship related to the subject of art near you.

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