WORKING IN THE ARTS
Want to work in the Creative Industries? Check out these new training courses from The Forge – perfect for aspiring young creatives.
What are the Creative Industries – and why are they important?
“Creative industries” is a term used to describe any creative and cultural business that depends upon creativity, including music, performance arts, crafts, film and tv, photography, visual arts, design and theatre amongst others. In the North East, the creative industries contribute over £1 billion to the UK’s economy. Our courses are perfect for anyone who would like to develop a career in this sector.
Pathway 1: digital skills, film and animation
Ideal for anyone passionate about film and animation. Working with film animator Sheryl Jenkins you’ll explore different animation techniques – including drawing, modelling, cut-outs and digital animations. Whatever your art interest – Manga, Anime or Graphic Novels – Sheryl will help you develop your own style, experimenting with drawings, cut-outs, plasticine models and digital animation techniques. You’ll also gain technical skills by working with film-making software – iMovie, Stop Motion Studio and Garage Band. As well as creating your own films – you can submit your work for an Arts Award qualification (an Arts Council England portfolio-based qualification). Throughout the course, you’ll gain a range of new digital skills, as well as gaining confidence in team working and project management and project delivery – all essential skills for employment in the arts.
NEET status and a keen interest in film, animation, media and digital communication.
Pathway 2: Creative Career
If you have already developed your creative practice (at school, college or university), then this career-focused pathway might be best for you. Working with a team of professional artists and experts from the North East’s creative industries, we will help you develop new areas of arts expertise (for example, designing and developing workshops, marketing your art work, using social media to raise your profile, fundraising and online workshop delivery). We’ll also help you build a portfolio of creative work to support college/university applications or gain an Arts Council Arts Award qualification (great for your CV). Whatever your preferred artform, we’ll support you to begin your career as a creative practitioner.
NEET status and experience and confidence in your chosen art form (preferably at FE or HE level). Your experience can relate to any art form – such as visual arts (painting, drawing, etc), creative writing (poetry, playwriting), performing arts, drama, music, etc).
What is The Forge? The Forge is the North East’s leading arts-in-education agency, specialising in creative participatory programmes for young people. We support young people who want to develop careers as artists, musicians, theatre practitioners, writers or as creative entrepreneurs within the North East’s creative industries. You can find out more about us here: www.intheforge.com
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