There’s a career for you in Scotland’s thriving creative industry – whatever your interests are. It’s one of Scotland’s most diverse and growing sectors covering jobs such as online video content, advertising, architecture, fashion and textiles and more.
The impact you could make
- Play a key part in getting creative organisations back on their feet following the impact of COVID-19.
- If you’re independent, enjoy flexible working or want to work self-employed, apply your skills to a creative role.
- Take Scottish creative culture global – get to travel and work all around the world.
The opportunities within creative
Many people who work in the creative industry are either self-employed and manage their own hours or work on a contractual basis. This means a creative career would be a great choice if you’re an entrepreneur, value flexibility, love networking and enjoy promoting yourself and your abilities.
*Skills Sector Assessment 2022
The part of the job that I enjoy the most is properly understanding users and what their needs are. I love going out and talking to people and coming up with solutions that have perhaps never existed before.
Explore creative jobs
We’ve pulled out some of the popular creative jobs for you to explore.
What subjects to take
We’ve pulled together some examples of subjects that could be useful for getting into a creative career.
- Graphic communications
- Design and manufacture
- Creative media FA
For most jobs, you might not need specific subjects. If your school does not provide all of these subjects or you're just unsure — do not worry. There are many more subjects you can explore by using the Option Choices tool or speaking to your careers adviser in your school.
What routes you can take
There are different options you can choose from after school. We’ve pulled together some of them to help you decide which is best for you.
Some things you may not know about creative
Creative industry partners
Discover some of the partners within creative and find out how they’re contributing to the industry.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
If you want a career in film, TV, games, animation or VFX, Screens Skills can help.
Textiles Scotland will help you find Scottish textiles designed, manufactured and made in Scotland.