Creative Careers

This section will enable you to find out more about entry routes into the creative and cultural industries.

 

CREATIVE CHOICES

Web resource providing knowledge, tools and support to develop creative careers.

IDEASTAP

An online community for young creative people, starting out in their careers, featuring opportunities, funding, arts jobs and career advice.

 

SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT SCOTLAND

Information, advice and guidance for careers and learning, and support for skills development.

 

MY WORLD OF WORK

My World of Work aims to help people plan, build and direct their career throughout their lives. Providing information on skills, learning and employment, it supports the Scottish Government’s ambitions for the improved delivery of an all age, universal careers service.

 

 

BIG AMBITION SCOTLAND

IT careers website managed by E-Skills UK.  Designed to inspire young people in Scotland about the exciting and rewarding careers technology offers.

 

 

TRANSITION TRADITION

Online community, magazine and resource directory for creative student and graduates experiencing the transition between university and work.

 

 

MUSICPLUS

Mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre and supported by Creative Identities: Cash back for Creativity programme.  Links young people 1:1  with music industry professionals.

 

 

YOUTH BUSINESS SCOTLAND

Helping young people in Scotland to start up and continue in Business.

 

CAREER STUDIO

Independent careers service based in Cupar.  The Career Studio develops and delivers creative programmes and resources that support career and enterprise education.

 

APPRENTICESHIPS IN SCOTLAND

Apprenticeshipsinscotland.com is a digital service which brings young people and employers together, advertising apprenticeship and training opportunities.

 

CREATIVE TOOLKIT

This site is for anyone looking for inspiration and support with a career in the media and entertainment sectors.

 

 

ADOPT AN INTERN PROGRAMME

Intern ships for recent graduates in Scotland.  Website includes an online mentoring tool.

 

 

NEW DEAL OF THE MIND – THE CREATIVE SOCIETY

A coalition of artists, entrepreneurs and opinion formers who recognise the economic, social and cultural value of Britain’s creative talent.

Provide creative placements for young people and resources.

 

Think Innovation

ACES (ACCESS TO CREATIVE EDUCATION SCOTLAND)

If you are interested in Art & Design or Architecture and want to know more about studying these subjects at University, then ACES is a project that can help you. We provide advice and encouragement to school pupils in S4-S6 who want to learn about art and design careers and courses. ACES is a national project involving the four major art schools in Scotland. It is co-ordinated in Tayside by the University of Dundee.

 

FIFE CONTEMPORARY ART & CRAFT

Fife Contemporary Art & Craft aims to present the highest quality of contemporary visual art and craft activities to the widest possible public across Fife, with a significance extending to the rest of Scotland, to the UK and EC.

 

 

ON AT FIFE CULTURAL TRUST

Fife Cultural Trust delivers Theatres, Libraries, Museum, Arts & Archives across the Kingdom.

 

 

 

FIFE COLLEGE

Our website will give you everything you need to know about studying at Fife College. As well as information on our exciting range of courses, you will also discover the many support services available to our students, latest news, events and lots more!

Whether you’re just leaving school, returning back into education or seeking professional qualifications or training, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Fife College!

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – FIFE COUNCIL

Find out more about the economic landscape in Fife and support for local businesses.

 

Creative Courses

FIFE COLLEGE

At Fife College you can study a variety of creative courses at all of their campuses.

At the Halbeath Campus in Dunfermline you can study courses including:

• Art & Design
• Digital Media
• Jewellery
• Performing Arts

At the Stenton Campus in Glenrothes you can study courses such as:

• Graphic & Digital Design
• Fashion Design & Manufacture
• Media
• Sound Production

At St Brycedale Campus in Kirkcaldy you can study courses in:

• Visual Communication
• Musical Theatre
• Journalism
• Furniture Production & Design

 

ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

St Andrews University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Film Studies and is also home to the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity.

You can study at the School of Art History where postgraduate courses in the History of Photography and Museums Studies are available.

St Andrews University also offers undergraduate modules in Music and undergraduate modules and postgraduate study in Creative Writing.

 

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

Study Architecture at the University of Dundee.

 

 

DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

Study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY

The University of Abertay, Dundee, is home to the Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games.

 

 

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART

A wide range of art and design degrees are available at the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), part of the University of Edinburgh.

The Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) is also based at Edinburgh College of Art.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Study the History of Art, Music and Music Technologies at the University of Edinburgh.

 

 

 

NAPIER UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH

Study a wide variety of creative courses at Napier University, Edinburgh, including Acting for Stage & Screen, Advertising & Public Relations, Graphic Design and Digital Media.

 

 

 

 

NAPIER UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH

Study a wide variety of creative courses at Napier University, Edinburgh, including Acting for Stage & Screen, Advertising & Public Relations, Graphic Design and Digital Media.

 

 

 

 

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY AND EDINBURGH COLLEGE

Screen Academy Scotland, a Skillset Film and Media Academy is one of only two dual-status Skillset Film & Media Academies in the UK. A collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College.

 

 

QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY

A variety of Creative Industries related courses are available at Queen Margaret University.

 

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH

Study Textile Design, Fashion, Interior Design at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

Study Film and Media, Journalism and Software Engineering at the University of Stirling.  A range of postgraduate study in Film, Media and Journalism is available.

 

 

 

GLASGOW CALEDONIA UNIVERSITY

At Glasgow Caledonian University you can study a wealth of creative courses including Computer Animation, Computer Games, Graphic Design and Multimedia Journalism.

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

A variety of creative courses are available at the University of Glasgow.

 

 

 

 

 

GLASGOW – UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

At the University of Strathclyde you can study Journalism, Creative Writing, Marketing and Product Design.

 

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

The University of the West of Scotland has a School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND

At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Glasgow, you can study music, drama, dance, production and screen.

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

At the University of Aberdeen you can study Film or postgraduate courses in Creative Writing and Visual Culture.

 

 

ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

At Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, you can study Journalism and Public Relations as well as Postgraduate study in Information and Library Studies.

 

 

 

GRAY’S SCHOOL OF ART, PART OF ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

You can study at Gray’s School of Art, part of Robert Gordon University.

 

 

 

 

Creative Learning

CREATIVITY PORTAL

The Creativity Portal has been developed as a partnership between Education Scotland and Creative Scotland in order to create a collaborative environment that aims to encourage educators to place creativity at the heart of their practice. It’s a space for information, inspiration and collaboration and encourages partnerships between educators and culture practitioners in order to enrich young people’s learning experiences.

 

ACES (ACCESS TO CREATIVE EDUCATION SCOTLAND) PROJECT

ACES provide advice and encouragement to school pupils in S4-S6 who want to learn about art and design careers and courses.

 

PORTFOLIO OOMPH

Online support, mentoring and coaching covering all aspects of applying to Art College and your future art/design career.

 

 

CREATIVE LOOP

Creative Loop is a partnership that bridges the gap between Scotland’s creative media industry and education. We work closely with the education sector across the country to further develop talent and skills, for learners, independent producers and key media industry bodies.

 

 

 

SCOTTISH DRAMA TRAINING NETWORK

A Scottish Funding Council initiative designed to offer enhancement, support and additional opportunities to students, tutors and practitioners of stage and screen education in Scotland.