For students and parents

Do you have to be good at art?

Only some of the jobs in the creative industries are art-based. STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are needed in the creative industries too. For example, many jobs in the animation, VFX and games industries require people with backgrounds in maths, science and computer programming.  Theatre technicians need to understand weight distribution and dimensions. Textile makers need to know about chemistry, physics, maths and engineering.

Like any sector, the creative industries need people with business skills. Accountants, lawyers, social media experts, people who work in human resources, data analysts and administrators are all in demand.  In theatre, film and TV production, there’s a need for electricians, carpenters and plasterers too.