Careers in the visual arts

Why study Art & Design? Nobody knows what the jobs of the future will be but as the workplace becomes increasingly automated it’s predicted that creativity skills will become increasingly valuable in the workplace. Through Art & Design we develop problem solving skills, resilence and we learn to think for ourselves.

The visual arts are widely reported to have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing too. If that isn’t reason enough, the creative industries are now larger than life sciences, contributing over 3.7 billion to the economy, employing over  73,600 people in Scotland. So why wouldn’t you study Art & Design?

Creative Careers

These short films in this playlist give an insight into just some of the creative careers available within the gallery sector. Hear direct from professionals employed across a wide variety of roles.

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