Faculty of Arts

Careers in the Arts

Arts graduates go into a wide range of careers across all sectors of the economy including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Creative arts and culture
  • Charities
  • Education
  • Government and public administration
  • Heritage, hospitality and tourism
  • Health and social care
  • Law
  • Marketing, events, advertising and public relations
  • Media and publishing
  • Recruitment and HR
  • Retail and sales

University of the Year 2017 Graduate Employment

Star of The Apprentice 2016 Rebecca Jeffery tells how the skills she gained from her Nottingham Arts degree help her in her career.


Studying on any of the Faculty’s programmes equips students with the tools of critical analysis, the ability to marshal large amounts of material, independence of judgement, creativity, and the presentational and writing skills which make them highly employable in the modern world.


Professor Jeremy Gregory Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts


We’re consistently one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers in the annual High Fliers report.


Your career starts here

From week one, we encourage Arts students take up opportunities to build their employability skills alongside their academic studies and to explore career choices and options. The ways to do this include:

If you progress to masters-level study and opt to take one or more of the Masters Professional Development modules, you will have the opportunity to develop skills specifically connected to career destinations such as museum and heritage work, digital literacy, outreach and teaching, or to enhance your proficiency in modern languages

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Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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