Do you know what job you want to do? Thinking about what you enjoy most at school can help you work out
which career path to follow, as the skills required for art are transferable to many different careers. Each book in this series gives details of 12 jobs, including the personal characteristics and qualifi cations you will need, a job description and a comment from a professional. For example, if you are good at art you will have technical and creative skills. You might also be able to communicate thoughts, moods and ideas in innovative ways. These qualities will help you if you want to be an:
illustrator art conservator fashion designer art teacher photographer graphic designer arts development officer curator advertising art director architect art therapist or artist.
Get an idea of a range of art-related occupations and find out how to follow the career you want. The earlier you check out your options, the better prepared you will be to put your art skills to good use as you earn a living in the future.
Richard Spilsbury has worked in educational publishing for more than 20 years and has written on a variety of subjects, from climate change and food and farming to art history and design.
1: The world of media 2: Theatre director 3: Costume designer 4: Film set maker 5: Art historian 6: Art therapist 7: Designer 8: Art curator 9: Portrait artist 10: Photographer 11: Fashion designer 12: Art teacher 13: Glossary 14: Find out more 15: Index