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CAREERS IN

PHOTOGRAPHY • Advertising If you’re artistic, have an eye for detail and are great with people then a career in photography could be perfect for you. You will get the opportunity to combine creativity and technical knowledge to take perfect shots in a range of fields, including...

• Fashion • Journalism • Publishing • Weddings and events.

HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID? Salaries will vary depending on your specialism and how often you work. Assistant photographers can earn up to £17,000 a year, while full-time professional photographers can earn anything between £18,000 and £50,000. Many photographers are self-employed and undertake freelance work, in which case your wage would depend on how often you are commissioned for a job, your reputation and how much you choose to charge for your services.

KEY FACTS The photography industry employs around 44,000 people There are around 14,000 photography businesses, almost half of which are self-employed freelancers

94% of these employ less than 50 people Over 20% of workers are educated to degree-level.

HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDUSTRY? Good technical knowledge of photography will be crucial, and most professional photographers will be trained to degree level, so it will be beneficial to take industryrecognised qualifications, especially if you want to specialise in a certain field. As well as having a high level of ability with a camera it’s also important to be familiar with the latest digital software such as Adobe Photoshop. While studying you can also gain work experience as an assistant photographer, which will be a great way of brushing up your skills and making key industry contacts.


FACILITIES

WHAT MAKES BEDFORD COLLEGE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

92%

of students would recommend us

£450

Our state of the art South Bank Arts Centre is the perfect place to turn your passion for photography into a successful career. It’s packed full of industry-standard equipment and first class teaching facilities, and even has its own art gallery to showcase your work to the public.

travel bursary to help you with the cost of getting to college

Benefit from an

outstanding education as rated by Ofsted

91%

of students progressed on to employment or further study after completing an Art & Design course with us

£15+ million recently invested in our facilities to give you an outstanding experience

PHOTOGRAPHY NOT FOR YOU? Don’t worry, we have over 70 different full-time courses and apprenticeships, so there is sure to be something to suit you. Just visit www.bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

HY QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING.. PHOTOGRAP . Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Levels 4/5

Entry requirements

An interest in art and design, and some evidence of studying at GCSE level.

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma, or 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D (including Art & Design and English).

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English language).

Art & Design (Photography) BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Qualification

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma.

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma.

Art & Design (Photography) BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Photography HNC/HND.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? The best way to discover what life at our College is really like is to come along to one of our open days – you can take a tour, talk to tutors and support staff, and have a chat with some of our current students. We’re open throughout the year – just visit

www.bedford.ac.uk/events to find out the latest dates.

Sources: Bedford College Destinations Survey 2012 leavers, National Careers Service

www.southbankarts.com

01234 291000


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CAREERS IN

FINE ART Put your creative talent to the test in a role that values artistic expression above all else. Use your knowledge of working with a variety of materials to create and sell your own artwork, or you could use your experience of the art world to become a curator in a gallery. If you enjoy complete creative freedom and have the business skills to promote your own work then this could be the career path for you. Job roles include....

HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID? Your income will depend entirely on how successful you are in selling your work: the stronger your reputation, the more you are likely to earn. As your reputation grows you may have the opportunity to work for commission or as an artist in residence, which could secure a more regular wage. Many fine artists also supplement their income through teaching their skills to others, or in curating and promoting the work of other artists.

KEY FACTS 37,480 people are employed in the art world, 76% of which are artists The visual arts industry contributes £1.9 billion to the economy

70% of workers in the visual arts are self-employed

• Art editor • Art gallery curator • Artist • Designer • Sculptor.

HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDUSTRY? As almost all fine artists will work for themselves in selling their work, self-motivation and good business sense will be key. The ability to network and promote your work will be crucial for your success, as you will need to maintain close contact with galleries and art dealers to have the chance of selling your creations.


FACILITIES

WHAT MAKES BEDFORD COLLEGE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

92%

of students would recommend us

£450

Our state of the art South Bank Arts Centre is the perfect place to turn your passion for fine art into a successful career. It’s packed full of industry-standard equipment and first class teaching facilities, and even has its own art gallery to showcase your work to the public.

travel bursary to help you with the cost of getting to college

Benefit from an

outstanding education as rated by Ofsted

91%

of students progressed on to employment or further study after completing an Art & Design course with us

£15+ million recently invested in our facilities to give you an outstanding experience

FINE ART NOT FOR YOU? Don’t worry, we have over 70 different full-time courses and apprenticeships, so there is sure to be something to suit you. Just visit www.bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

FINE ART QUALIFI

CATIONS & TRAINING...

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Levels 4/5

Entry requirements

An interest in art and design, and some evidence of studying at GCSE level.

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma, or 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D (including Art & Design and English).

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English language).

Art & Design BTEC (Pre-Degree) Level 3 Diploma, or a relevant Level 3 qualification.

Qualification

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma.

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma.

Art & Design (Fine Art) BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Fine Art BTEC HNC/HND.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? The best way to discover what life at our College is really like is to come along to one of our open days – you can take a tour, talk to tutors and support staff, and have a chat with some of our current students. We’re open throughout the year – just visit

www.bedford.ac.uk/events to find out the latest dates.

Sources: Bedford College Destinations Survey 2012 leavers, National Careers Service

www.southbankarts.com

01234 291000


BedfordCollege @BedfordCollege

CAREERS IN

FASHION & TEXTILES If you’re passionate about clothing and want to show off your artistic side then this is the career path for you. You’ll use your taste and knowledge to create the latest styles for the catwalk and the high street, or get hands on with fabrics and other materials in a more technical role. Jobs in this sector include...

HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID? Most entry level fashion design roles will have a starting salary of around £18,000 to £22,000, rising to between £25,000 and £40,000 with experience. Entry level textile workers can earn up to £15,000, with more experienced workers and managerial positions earning up to £35,000.

KEY FACTS The Fashion & Textiles industry employs around 156,000 people in the UK

20,000 workers use design skills in their role There are around 35,000 fashion and textiles businesses in the UK.

• Knitwear designer • Fashion designer • Garment or Pattern cutter • Textile technologist.

HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDUSTRY? Most roles will require a relevant higher education qualification, so a foundation degree, HNC/HND or a degree is a must. Having knowledge of the industry beforehand is also essential, so it’s important to do your research and find out as much as you can about the path you’re interested in pursuing. If you already have experience and an interest in managerial positions then you may already have many of the transferable skills needed for entering the industry.


FACILITIES

WHAT MAKES BEDFORD COLLEGE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

92%

of students would recommend us

£450

Our state of the art South Bank Arts Centre is the perfect place to turn your passion for fashion and textiles into a successful career. It’s packed full of industry-standard equipment and first class teaching facilities, and even has its own art gallery to showcase your work to the public.

travel bursary to help you with the cost of getting to college

Benefit from an

outstanding education as rated by Ofsted

91%

of students progressed on to employment or further study after completing an Art & Design course with us

£15+ million recently invested in our facilities to give you an outstanding experience

FASHION & TEXTILES NOT FOR YOU? Don’t worry, we have over 70 different full-time courses and apprenticeships, so there is sure to be something to suit you. Just visit www.bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

TE FASHION &

XTILES QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING. ..

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Levels 4/5

Entry requirements

An interest in art and design, and some evidence of studying at GCSE level.

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma, or 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D (including Art & Design and English).

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English language).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Qualification

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma.

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma.

Art & Design (Fashion & Textiles) BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? The best way to discover what life at our College is really like is to come along to one of our open days – you can take a tour, talk to tutors and support staff, and have a chat with some of our current students. We’re open throughout the year – just visit

www.bedford.ac.uk/events to find out the latest dates.

Sources: Bedford College Destinations Survey 2012 leavers, National Careers Service

www.southbankarts.com

01234 291000


BedfordCollege @BedfordCollege

CAREERS IN

ANIMATION In this vibrant industry you can apply your creative talents to a wide range of animation techniques, including traditional drawn animation, stop motion, 2D motion graphics and 3D animation. There is a demand for animators in a range of media, including film and television, advertising, games and more. Jobs in this sector include...

HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID? Salaries vary depending on the specific role – an entry-level wage for an animator is likely to be around £12,000-£15,000, rising to around £25,000 with experience. The average wage in the sector is £25,000, compared to £32,000 in the wider arts sector.

KEY FACTS 4,700 people work in the animation industry, with a further 1,100 employed in animation roles elsewhere There are over 250 animation-related businesses in the UK

41% of the workers are under the age of 35

78% of the workforce are university graduates.

• Animator • Director • Producer • Production designer • Special effects animator.

HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDUSTRY? Most animation workers are graduates, so being qualified to degree level in a relevant subject will be important. It is common for most in the industry to begin in an entry-level role and progress to higher roles with experience. Making personal contacts and networking is also crucial for working your way into the industry.


FACILITIES

WHAT MAKES BEDFORD COLLEGE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

92%

of students would recommend us

£450

Our state of the art South Bank Arts Centre is the perfect place to turn your passion for animation into a successful career. It’s packed full of industry-standard equipment and first class teaching facilities, including cutting edge animation technology, editing studios and computer suites complete with the latest Apple Macs.

travel bursary to help you with the cost of getting to college

Benefit from an

outstanding education as rated by Ofsted

91%

of students progressed on to employment or further study after completing an Art & Design course with us

£15+ million recently invested in our facilities to give you an outstanding experience

ANIMATION NOT FOR YOU? Don’t worry, we have over 70 different full-time courses and apprenticeships, so there is sure to be something to suit you. Just visit www.bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

ANIMATION QU

ALIFICATIONS & TRAINING..

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Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Levels 4/5

Entry requirements

An interest in art and design, and some evidence of studying at GCSE level.

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma, or 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D (including Art & Design and English).

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English language).

Art & Design Foundation Diploma, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, or relevant professional experience.

Qualification

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma.

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma.

Art & Design (Animation) BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Interactive Media (Games, Art and Animation) BTEC HNC/HND.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? The best way to discover what life at our College is really like is to come along to one of our open days – you can take a tour, talk to tutors and support staff, and have a chat with some of our current students. We’re open throughout the year – just visit

www.bedford.ac.uk/events to find out the latest dates. Sources: Bedford College Destinations Survey 2012 leavers, National Careers Service

www.southbankarts.com

01234 291000


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CAREERS IN

3d DESIGN In this diverse field you can apply artistic creativity to a range of disciplines, working with a wide variety of materials. From working with ceramics and furniture to designing jewellery and consumer goods – 3D design is a great way of combining artistic flair with hands-on design work. Careers in this field include...

HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID? Wages will vary depending on which particular path in this field you wish to pursue – many people in this field are self-employed, so the amount they earn will also depend on the amount of freelance work they are able to do. A newly-qualified product designer, for example, can earn anywhere between £17,000 and £25,000 a year, while senior designers can earn upwards of £50,000.

KEY FACTS The design industry employs over 190,000 people There are 18,105 design businesses in the UK

94% of these employ less than 50 people

32% of workers are self-employed 50% have a Level 4 qualification or above.

• Automotive designer • CAD (computer aided design) technician • Ceramics designer • Furniture designer • Product designer.

HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDUSTRY? A high level of design skill and a strong portfolio of work will be essential for gaining work in this industry. 3D designers are also well-trained and most are highly qualified, with HNDs and doundation degrees being required for many roles. As with all careers, strong GCSE results – especially in English and Maths – will be an advantage.


FACILITIES

WHAT MAKES BEDFORD COLLEGE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

92%

of students would recommend us

£450

Our state of the art South Bank Arts Centre is the perfect place to turn your passion for 3D design into a successful career. It’s packed full of industry-standard equipment and first class teaching facilities, and even has its own art gallery to showcase your work to the public.

travel bursary to help you with the cost of getting to college

Benefit from an

outstanding education as rated by Ofsted

91%

of students progressed on to employment or further study after completing an Art & Design course with us

£15+ million recently invested in our facilities to give you an outstanding experience

3D DESIGN NOT FOR YOU? Don’t worry, we have over 70 different full-time courses and apprenticeships, so there is sure to be something to suit you. Just visit www.bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

3D DESIGN QUA

LIFICATIONS & TRAINING.. .

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Levels 4/5

Entry requirements

An interest in art and design, and some evidence of studying at GCSE level.

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma, or 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D (including Art & Design and English).

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English language).

80-120 UCAS points (including an element of art, design and media), an Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma, or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma.

Qualification

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma.

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma.

Art & Design (3D Design) BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

3D Design BTEC HNC/HND.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? The best way to discover what life at our College is really like is to come along to one of our open days – you can take a tour, talk to tutors and support staff, and have a chat with some of our current students. We’re open throughout the year – just visit

www.bedford.ac.uk/events to find out the latest dates.

Sources: Bedford College Destinations Survey 2012 leavers, National Careers Service

www.southbankarts.com

01234 291000


BedfordCollege @BedfordCollege

CAREERS IN

GRAPHIC DESIGN Graphic design is crucial in a number of industries for communicating brands, ideas and products, so if you’re artistic and have a keen eye for striking visuals this could be the perfect career for you. You could find yourself working in a huge range of roles, including advertising, marketing, publishing and more. Jobs in this sector include...

HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID? A typical annual salary for an entry level role is between £14,000 and £17,000, rising up to around £32,000 with experience. Senior roles in graphic design can have a salary of up to £50,000. Many graphic designers are selfemployed, in which case your wage will depend on the amount of freelance work you are able to do.

KEY FACTS Over 193,000 people work in the design industry

32% of workers are self-employed 14% work part-time 94% of design businesses employ less than 50 people.

• Graphic designer • Illustrator • Creative director • Artworker • Web designer.

HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDUSTRY? Most graphic designers will hold a specialist qualification at Level 4 or above, such as a foundation degree, degree or a HND. It is essential to be experienced with the latest design software, such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. There are industry-recognised courses and qualifications you can take for these programs, which will be a welcome addition to the CV of any budding graphic designer.


WHAT MAKES BEDFORD COLLEGE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

92%

of students would recommend us

£450

travel bursary to help you with the cost of getting to college

Benefit from an

outstanding education as rated by Ofsted

91%

of students progressed on to employment or further study after completing an Art & Design course with us

£15+ million

FACILITIES

recently invested in our facilities to give you an outstanding experience

Our state of the art South Bank Arts Centre is the perfect place to turn your passion for graphic design into a successful career. It’s packed full of industry-standard equipment and first class teaching facilities, and even has its own art gallery to showcase your work to the public.

GRAPHIC DESIGN NOT FOR YOU? Don’t worry, we have over 70 different full-time courses and apprenticeships, so there is sure to be something to suit you. Just visit www.bedford.ac.uk to find out more.

SIGN QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING.. GRAPHIC DE . Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Levels 4/5

Entry requirements

An interest in art and design, and some evidence of studying at GCSE level.

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma, or 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D (including Art & Design and English).

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma, or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English language).

80-120 UCAS points (including an element of art, design and media), or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Qualification

Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma.

Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma.

Art & Design (Graphic Design) BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? The best way to discover what life at our College is really like is to come along to one of our open days – you can take a tour, talk to tutors and support staff, and have a chat with some of our current students. We’re open throughout the year – just visit

www.bedford.ac.uk/events to find out the latest dates.

Sources: Bedford College Destinations Survey 2012 leavers, National Careers Service

www.southbankarts.com

01234 291000

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