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  1. 1. Abisola Alausa Creative Media Employment Opportunity Routes in…. Media: Director- Participate in school plays and finds your talent. Acting, lighting, set building, anything to get you working and into the theatre. Ask for realistic, constructive criticisms of your talents. Choose a university with a highly recognized drama program. Move to one of the acting places of the country after you graduate. Do your research. After all the hard work, keep your head up and always have your next goal in mind. (Arcola Theatre in East London) Writer – Need to become a blog writer. Then go into becoming a journal writer. Then practice to become an email writer. After all the practice you have done, decide what type of writing you want to do. Then research to find your market. The final task is to be able to introduce your self to a couple of publishers or companies. (Bangla TV, east end life, theatre royal –there are different kinds of writers: playwrights, Journalists, etc) Editor – The first step is to take business writing or editing classes. Need to be able to develop a good eye grammar. The important step is to be able to get a job as a publishing editor to gain experiences. Furthermore, try to set up your own website and promote your services and showcases. (Rich Mix) Props Manager – The main step is to Contact local theatres or drama groups and get in touch with their technical directors. Tell them you are interested in props work. (Theatre industry-Theatre Royal, Theatre Circus) Lighting Designer – First of all you must get involve in theatres. When you get involve with theatres try to learn other aspect of theatres as well. Study Art and Art history. Then get a degree in production design. Apply for your dream job as a lighting designer. (Broadcast show or theatre industry-theatre royal)
  2. 2. Abisola Alausa Visual Arts: Sculptor- If you want to be a sculptor, you must be able to know what sort of sculpting you want to do. If you have made up your mind, look for a workshop that offers a short course on sculpting. Search for an art school, community college or university that offers an art program. From then, research on how you can make your way up. (Museum of Childhood) Product Designer…(Sprout Design in East London) Fashion Designer – The first step is to be able to know if you are superior enough for this job. Increase your chances for success by obtaining a two-year or four-year degree in fashion design. Take as many marketing and business courses as possible, in addition to design courses. Develop a working knowledge of a variety of design- related software programs. Make as many industry connections as you can while you are in school. Include people in design-related fields, such as advertising. (Designing costume for Young People Half Moon Theatre) Curator - Work in a museum as an intern while you're in college. You'll gain invaluable experience and contacts. Obtain a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in your area of specialization. Ideally, your master's will be in the specialty of the museum in which you hope to work. Work toward receiving a Ph.D. if you want to be a curator in any natural history or science museum. Consider getting two master's degrees, one in museum studies, and the other in a specialty, to really stand out above most of the competition. Be prepared to work your way up the curatorial ladder after you have your master's degree. (Nettie Horn Gallery) Graphic Design - Take drawing courses while you're in high school. Be prepared to receive a college degree in fine arts or advertising with concentrations in graphic art and computer graphics. Visit the National Association of Schools of Art and Design Web site (nasad.arts-accredit.org) to compare the offerings of schools in which you have an interest. Contact your top school choices to see if they require samples of your artwork along with an application. Be prepared for a possible interview. Get an internship in the design department of a company near your college. It will look good on your resume, and you might make valuable career contacts. (Asiana Magazine in east London)
  3. 3. Abisola Alausa Performing Arts: Dancer - Make sure you're attending a dance school that is giving you excellent training in ballet and any other form of dance you are studying. Compare it with other dance schools in your area by arranging for several interviews. Ask for information from each school about how students can prepare for and obtain professional auditions with regional ballet companies or national dance companies. A good school should have some connections. Go online to receive further information about the dance field and training. Visit the National Dance Association Web site. Remember that there are always local events at which dancers appear. These will give you practice performing before the public. (Stratford Theatre Royal) Musician – (Voice of Africa Radio Station) Actor/Actress- First step is to enrol in a class, Get a headshot. Compose a resume of all the work you have done so far. Send your headshot and resume with a brief cover letter to all the casting directors and agents in your area. Follow up with postcards every four to six months, updating them on your current acting projects. And always make sure you always accept invitations to industry events and parties, and meet industry professionals whenever possible. Who you know is extremely important. (Hackney Empire in East London) Choreographer – Assess your interests and skills. Gain a foundation in dance as early as possible and begin to get additional training in one area of interest. Arrange for work experience with choreographers or dance companies whenever you can. Pursue a bachelor's degree in dance that offers courses especially for choreography, such as dance composition, bodily movements and teaching, or get long-term training from different dance groups. You will have to start out as an assistant and, over time, build your experience and reach higher positions. (Old Vic Theatre) Composer – (Bangla TV)
  4. 4. Abisola Alausa Information guide- http://www.ehow.com/ Pictures- http://images.google.co.uk/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi