Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Creative arts and design

The creative arts and design sector covers a diverse range of work areas, such as:

  • arts and crafts
  • illustration, animation and multimedia
  • fashion and textiles
  • photography

Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area.  

Your next steps

  • Watch our video on portfolio interviews (Winning Moves)
  • Questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.

Arts and crafts

  • Artquest - opportunity listings and information on a range of topics which include; exhibiting and selling work, managing your career and working internationally 
  • Association of Art Historians - can provide information about bursaries, competitions and awards
  • The Crafts Council - a directory that lists opportunities, funding and courses 
  • Get into Jewellery - job profiles on the Creative and Cultural Skills website
  • Prospects - browse the job profiles to get a professional insight into careers in this industry

Illustration, design and multimedia


Fashion and textile




Resources covering all of the careers above



Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679