Talent is seldom enough. Those who succeed in the creative industries or make a name for themselves as artists have usually undertaken some form of further education. This chart gives you an idea of the different educational routes leading to employment in the creative industries.

Main routes to degrees and HND

UCAS
www.ucas.com. Entry to majority of higher education full-time courses is through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service. Your school, college or Connexions office will have further information on how to apply. Includes information on higher education & courses available in the creative industries. Applicant enquiries T 01242 227788

DFES
www.dfes.gov.uk. Go to 'Young People' on the website for more information on qualifications such as NVQs & Modern Apprenticeship, links & news of initiatives such as dance and drama awards for tuition fees.

Skill
www.skill.org.uk
Independent charity promoting opportunities for people with any kind of disability in learning & employment. They run an information service and their website contains useful advice about different Further and Higher education institutions.

RSA
www.rsa.org
Runs the Student Design Awards scheme, the largest competition for design students in the UK. Prizes are travel awards or work placements within industry.

Scottish Arts Council
www.sac.org.uk
General information on the arts in Scotland with links to other useful sources of information.

Design Museum
www.designmuseum.org

National Museum of Performing Arts
www. theatremuseum.vam.ac.uk

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television
www.nmpft.org.uk