Are you aiming for a job in the creative industries?
The creative sector covers a wide range of roles, including publishing, marketing, curating, arts administration and more. For some examples of creative jobs, see Prospects, Target Careers and Creative Careers.
Filter the items below using the tags to find external resource links relevant to you. Please note that although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Student Opportunity cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers or the information they provide. These websites are suggested resources for information and advice about the creative industries, and not necessarily recommendations. Some of these websites are members-only so may be behind a paywall. If in doubt, please exercise your discretion and consult with a member of the Careers team
Spotlight Contacts is a directory of agents, casting directors, showreel services and more.
TV & Film freelancer career resources.
News, features about UK film and television industry.
Production resource for the UK & Ireland plus major production services workdwide.
Interested in a career in the creative industries? Find out about the range of roles, the prospect of work and where to go for further information.
Is TV for me? Is a brand-new podcast from the co-founders of Factory Films, Lisa Fairbank and Julie Heathcote. With over 25 years of experience delivering award-winning factual tv shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky, each episode sees Julie and Lisa interviewing a fellow professional about their career journey, what their specific job entails, their challenges and successes, as well as tips and advice for a successful career in factual tv.
Episode 2 features 'master caster' Faye Wheatley who has worked as casting producer on many hit TV shows from First Dates to Naked Attraction and Squid Games - the Challenge.
Tues 7 Feb 2023, 5.30pm - 7pm
The event will begin promptly at 5.30pm
At this Meet the Professionals event, you will gain an understanding of the different roles and career paths open to you.
There will be a panel discussion followed by an opportunity for networking with the speakers in an online Q&A session.
The content of the talks will cover:
- The speakers background – degree studied and further training completed
- An overview of their current role, its challenges and the reason they enjoy it
- Their career progression to date (including what sparked their initial interest in the field)
- How they started out – where they gained experience and what they did at University
- Their views on the skills and personal qualities required for success
- Any hints and tips for students interested in developing a career in the area
Our panellist include:
- Darcey Edkins - Journalist at Freeda UK
- Ikaba Koyi - Reporter & Producer at BBC World (contractor)
- Suzie Samant - Creative Consultant
- Rachel Duffy - Social Media Editor at The Telegraph
- Simon Thomas - Senior Motion Graphics
Sign up as a freelancer to a roster for projects
The Creative Industries Council (CIC) is a forum of government, creative businesses and other creative organisations.
Job profiles and information on the routes in to the games industry.
Freelancer ebooks from the University library
GamesIndustry.biz Academy guides to finding games industry jobs in all sectors, from game design to journalism to games PR and more
Want to start or develop your film exhibition career? Read about the types of roles available across the sector in this guide from the Independent Cinema Office.
Production and media jobs board
Careers blog post from Hannah Williams, UK Casting Specialist for Backstage
Career advice and self-development articles to help you find your feet in the creative world.
Events, activities and resources for graduates looking to make the leap from student to professional developer
PDF from Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
Article from Backstage
Online portfolios for performers, artists and designers
Broadcast Engineer & Technician jobs
Helping creative companies find, track and develop diverse talent
PDF a guide for games writers and those who work with them
Coventry & Warwickshire has a globally significant gaming cluster which is one of the largest in the UK
The world's largest game creation event taking place around the globe
Resource for people who make and sell games
A kit to starting out in the journalism industry
Developed in partnership with Channel 4’s News and Current Affairs Team
Writing portfolio six step guidance
Article on Backstage
Writers groups, writing exercises, awards and fellowships
Playwright Simon Stephens talks to some of the world's leading playwrights about their lives, their work, and their relationships with the Royal Court
Free online course exploring the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting
Developing and championing new and experienced writing talent across the UK
Report is based on research amongst successful performing and creative arts practitioners to learn what helped or hindered them in their portfolio career trajectories
Professional development opportunities, events and support for directors
Extras casting agency for UK and Ireland
Video from Actors Anonymous UK
Videos from employees at the National Theatre offering an insight into their careers
Membership organisation offering on-going professional development for actors in the UK
Professional development organisation for actors
Pursuing inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity within the VFX, Animation & Games industries
Technology Bursary and TV Production and Journalism Bursary
Intensive training day run by industry professionals offering training in how to be a top Floor Runner in the film and television industry
Connecting film & TV industry professionals
Information for TV freelancers
Presenter jobs, voice-over auditions and TV & radio broadcasting vacancies
Apprenticeships, training schemes, work experience opportunities, events and industry talent schemes from Channel 4
Jobs in broadcast TV
Guidance and advice for anyone wanting to start a career in TV or Film
Jobs platform for cast, crew and creative professionals
Database for international production companies, services and crew
Source for business information about the British TV Industry
Get a foot in the door and experience what it's like to work for the BBC
A hub for inspirational career advice from the very best in film, games and television
The MAMA Youth Project recruits, trains and nurtures young people between 18-25 years of age from under-represented groups or with limited educational or employment opportunities to enter the TV and media industry.
Educational charity promoting the art and science of television
Even in the age of online casting platforms like Backstage, the acting CV is often your chance to make a great first impression to casting directors (CDs) and get into the audition room. From Backstage.
An actor’s CV is completely different to any other CV that you may use to get a ‘normal’ day to day job. From Actor Hub.
Find out how you can use Twitter to network, gather information and ultimately get ahead in the graduate job hunt. From TARGETjobs.
A well-made video CV is an effective way to let your personality shine and impress recruiters. From Prospects.
Develop skills for working in screen industries
Online collaborative creative working space for Warwick students
Where to find vacancies
If you are looking for freelance work and opportunities there are a range of mailing lists, and job listing sites. Many of these combine industry news and information with job listings. Some of these are free, whilst others require a subscription.
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