Future Proofing Your Career In… Visual & Performing Arts | #NCW2021

There are so many exciting career opportunities available within the Visual & Performing Arts sector, as creative careers set to soar across advanced and developing economies worldwide during the next decade thanks to the provision of emerging new technologies.

When it comes to studying Visual & Performing Arts at Cheshire College we have over 25 different study programmes ranging from Level 1 right the way through to Level 6 in Visual Arts, Media & Games and Performing Arts and all our courses can help support you in landing your dream job… 

Visual Arts:

  • Graphic Designers – £26,561.59pa
  • Arts Officers, Producers and Directors – £39,270.39pa

Media & Games:

  • Games Developer 
  • Journalist

Performing Arts & Technical Theatre:

  • Actors, Entertainers and Presenters – £34,215.99pa
  • Musicians – £41,932.79pa

Did you know we also offer A Level Alternatives too?

  • Art & Design – Graphic Communication
  • Art – Fashion & Textiles
  • Art – Fine Art
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Music Performance
  • Music Production
  • Performing Arts Practice (Dance)
  • Photography

What skills do I need to work in the Visual & Performing Arts industry?

Employers will look for specific skills required for the varying roles within the industry, however there are so many soft skills they look for too which can be transferrable across the sector. Here’s our expert Careers Team with their top five…

Creativity & Innovation
You need to be able to come with new and exciting ideas, be able to demonstrate them to colleagues and clients and can turn them into reality

Attention To Detail
When people are paying for your skills you need to make sure that you can work with precision, to an excellent standard and to tight deadlines

Time Management & Stamina
You can organise your time and prioritise tasks based on the level of urgency. You can concentrate and work long hours to complete the task on time when required.

Adaptability & Flexibility
You are open and willing to learn new things, take on new challenges, develop your skills and keep up with the latest technology, techniques and innovations. 

Resilience & Self-Discipline
You need to be able to take criticism and rejection, stay motivated and focused and have confidence in your abilities. 

“Learn by doing!”

Learning within Visual & Performing Arts is driven through lessons, workshops and self-directed study to help you develop a breadth of skills and a strong individual portfolio for when you’re ready to go out there and get your dream job. 

Our Employer links with the likes of StoryhouseNational TheatreRobe Lighting and Bad Gorilla Studios mean you can gain invaluable work experience to set you apart from the rest!

To find out more about the College’s career services or to book an appointment with a member of the team, email careers@ccsw.ac.uk or call 01270 654653 (Crewe Campus) / 01244 656200 Chester and Ellesmere Port Campuses).