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Art helps you develop creative skills and the ability to visualise new ideas which can be useful in many career areas such as arts, crafts and design, broadcast media and performing arts, journalism and publishing.

Applied and job-related learning

There is a range of vocational qualifications (such as BTECs, NVQ/SVQs, and diplomas) linked to an interest art, such as:

  • graphic design
  • fashion styling
  • art and design
  • printmaking
  • media
  • performing arts
  • photography
  • fine art
  • beauty therapy
  • hairdressing
  • professional cookery


There are a number of apprenticeships that link to an interest in art, such as:

  • theatre lighting technician
  • trainee technical graphic design assistant
  • florist
  • garden designer
  • beauty therapist
  • chef

Academic subjects — such as A levels

  • You can study art, history of art, craft and design, design and technology, sculpture, textiles.
  • Related subjects include drama, dance, graphic design, media studies, music, performance studies, photography, product design.