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Tutor time: Meet creative professionals

How to use these videos

These short videos, featuring people in a variety of roles in the creative industries, can be used as the basis for a discussion during form or tutor time. These videos can also provide useful content when devising tasks and activities which link curriculum subjects to creative careers – perhaps teachers could consider ways in which job tasks/skills could be linked to curriculum areas.

Each film introduces a role in a particular sector which you can follow with a discussion using the questions below get you started:

  • What are the main skills involved in doing this job?
  • Who would like to do this role and who would not? Why?
  • What do you currently do in your school, home or social lives that will help develop these skills and prepare you for a similar role?  (This question helps students come up with examples of how they use skills and competencies which will be useful for interviews in the future)

For year 11s, 12s and 13s – Ask students to research the qualifications required to do this role, and which colleges or universities offer these courses.  They can use the Discover! Creative Careers finder to do this.

Community arts facilitator

A community arts facilitator at The Brit School explains what the job involves, what an average day looks like, the skills required, what inspired her to follow this career path and most importantly, a golden nugget of advice for anyone interested in pursuing a similar role in future. 

This role sometimes goes by other names, such as outreach manager.  You can use the Discover! Creative Careers finder to find other roles that combine art and helping people. 

Filmmaker

Daniel is a filmmaker with Chocolate Films. He explains what his job involves, the various different work he does on a daily basis and the skills required.  Sometimes roles like this are described as video maker or producer.  He offers tips for anyone interested in this kind of role.

You can go to the Discover! Creative Careers finder to find other roles in the film and TV industries.

Producer manager

A producer manager in the music industry explains what his job enjoys. He explains what his role at ELAM (East London Arts & Music Academy) involves, what an average day looks like and how varied the role can be. He also says the top three skills required and gives a final piece of advice for anyone interested in pursuing a similar role in future.

You can go to Discover! Creative Careers to find more roles in the music industry, including music producer and music manager. 

Radio producer

A radio producer with the Global Academy explains what the job involves and what an average day looks like. She says the top three skills required and offers a bit of advice for anyone interested in pursuing a similar role in future.

You can use the Discover! Creative Careers finder to research other careers in radio.

Head of games

Simon, head of games at Escape Studios, talks about some of the roles he's had in the games industry. He explains the skills required to work in this sector and the importance of a portfolio for anyone wanting to work in this area. He also gives examples of games engines the sector uses and much more.

In a growing industry, such as games, job roles are very often called different things in different companies. The role Simon is describing could be a lead games designer in another company. In a small company it might be the creative director. Go to Discover! Creative Careers to find other job roles in games.

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Chocolate Films, Global Academy, ELAM (East London Arts & Music Academy), The Brit School and Escape Studios joined forces to creates these films for Discover! Creative Careers Week 2019.