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Creative and Design: Career Map

Technical occupations: skilled occupations that a college leaver or an apprentice would be entering, that typically require qualifications at levels 2/3.

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Craft and Design

Cluster: Design Technician
Design of presentations, animations and products often using software technologies and the making of models.

  • Design Technician
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Model Maker

Cluster: Textile Craftsperson
Using traditional craft hand skills to use textiles and leather largely to make articles of clothing, footwear and traditional upholstery.

  • Bespoke Saddler
  • Fashion Studio Assistant
  • Fashion Marketing & Communications
  • Product Development & Production
  • Sales & Operations
  • Leather Craftsperson
  • Upholsterer
  • Weaver

Cluster: Heritage Craftsperson
Use traditional hand craft skills to shape and sculpt natural materials.

  • Blacksmith
  • Bookbinder
  • Calligrapher
  • Cordwainer
  • Jewellery Maker
  • Sign Writer
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Stonemason
  • Wood Turner

Cluster: Precision Manufacturing Craftsperson
Use traditional craft hand engineering and metal working skills to manufacture and restore precision items often with a high artistic merit and value.

  • Antiques Restorer
  • Clockmaker
  • Glassmaker
  • Musical Instrument Repairer/Tuner Organ Builder
  • Spectacle Maker
  • Watchmaker

Media, Broadcast and Production

Cluster: Media and Broadcast Assistant
Production and distribution of media content using communications, archive and visual technology.

  • Broadcast & Communications Technical Operator
  • Broadcast Production Assistant
  • Junior Content Producer
  • Junior Journalist
  • Photographic Assistant
  • Assistant Photographer
  • Photographic Technician Publishing Assistant

Cluster: Production Arts Assistant
Work from event/staging designs to create impactful and safe staging and lighting solutions along with props and costume support.

  • Costume & Wardrobe Assistant
  • Costume Performance Technician
  • Creative Venue Technician
  • Live Event Rigger
  • Live Event Technician
  • Props Technician
  • Puppet Maker

Cultural Heritage and Visitor Attractions

Cluster: Collections and Conservation Technician
Set‐up exhibition collections and maximise the engagement of visitors.

  • Collections Assistant
  • Cultural Learning & Participation Officer
  • Museum & Galleries Technician

Higher Technical occupations: require more knowledge and skills acquired through experience in the workplace or further technical education. They typically require qualifications at levels 4/5.

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Craft and Design

Cluster: Designer
Design of bespoke costumes, leather goods and textiles.

  • Costume Designer
  • Leather Goods Designer
  • Textile Designer

Cluster: Fashion/Textile Specialist
Design and manufacture of bespoke clothes and footwear. Use largely craft skills to make props, sets and costumes.

  • Bespoke Tailor & Cutter
  • Cutter
  • Tailor

Cluster: Heritage Specialist
A specialist in use traditional hand craft skills to shape and sculpt natural materials.

  • Journeyman Bookbinder

Media, Broadcast and Production

Cluster: Media, Broadcast and Production Technician
Design, development and editing of audio visual and text content using technology to generate broadcasting materials along with its co‐ordination and management.

  • Artistic Producer
  • Assistant Technical Director (Visual Effects)
  • Broadcast & Media Systems Technician
  • Camera Assistant
  • Hair & Wig Maker
  • Junior 2D Visual Effects
  • Junior Animator
  • Lighting Assistant
  • Lighting Designer
  • Media Production Coordinator
  • Music Technologist
  • Physical Special Effects Technician
  • Post Production Editing Assistant
  • Post Production Technical Operator
  • Production Coordinator
  • Scenic Artist
  • Sound Assistant
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Manager

Cultural Heritage and Visitor Attractions

Cluster: Collections and Conservation Specialist
Co‐ordinate the conservation, preservation and curating of collections at cultural institutions.

  • Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician
  • Assistant Historic Environment Adviser

Professional occupations: occupations where there is a clear career progression from higher technical occupations, as well as those occupations where a degree apprenticeship exists.

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Craft and Design

Cluster: Design Professional
Design of clothing, furniture and interiors.

  • Fashion Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Interior Designer

Media, Broadcast and Production

Cluster: Media, Broadcast and Production Professional
Leadership, management, and the application technology of resources to create, produce and deliver broadcast content and artistic productions, often requiring specialist expertise.

  • Animator
  • Broadcast & Communications Principal Technologist (degree)
  • Broadcast & Media Systems Engineer (degree)
  • Cinematographer
  • Creative Industries Production Manager (degree)
  • Production Accounting
  • Film, TV and Short Form Production
  • VFX, Post‐Production and Animation
  • Live Performance Art Production Head Of Lighting
  • Head Of Sound
  • Journalist (degree)
  • Outside Broadcasting Engineer (degree)
  • Producer
  • Stage Designer
  • Storyboard Artist (degree)

Cultural Heritage and Visitor Attractions

Cluster: Collections and Conservation Expert
Manage the physical and digital preservation of collections of cultural collections.

  • Cultural Heritage Conservator
  • Historic Environment Adviser
  • Curator
  • Librarian
  • Media Archivist
  • Registrar (Creative & Cultural)