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What can I do with my Creative Arts degree?

Creative Arts graduates have a variety of careers available to them. The field has a strong vocational link with many courses designed to provide a route to a related career, and many students wishing to pursue a career in the sector, which incorporates music, dance, drama, musical theatre, film, media, animation and production courses.

The skills gained from a degree in Creative Arts include:

  • Creative and critical skills
  • Teamwork – as you collaborate with other professionals
  • Self-motivation and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – to express your ideas
  • Reflective skills – as you critique both your own and others work
  • Entrepreneurial skills – many jobs in the sector are freelance and you have to be able to promote your skills
  • Resilience – persistence and determination are crucial
  • Problem solving and decision-making – in live performance you need to think fast if things aren’t going to plan

Explore your futureOptions with a Degree in Media

Options with a Degree in Performing Arts

Further ideas and resources

The Prospects and Target Jobs websites are good sources of careers information and resources for students of creative arts.


Target Jobs

Finding a graduate job

Don’t forget to look at our graduate vacancies to explore where to find roles including those in the North West if you are planning to stay local once you graduate.

Edge Hill graduate vacancies Finding graduate vacancies in the North West

Developing Skills

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills. Employers value experience developed in many different settings.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Useful websites

We have curated this collection of useful websites for students and graduates looking for employment in roles related to Creative Arts.