Following very successful career panels on law and STEM, Creative Arts took centre stage on Thursday 12 February.
Each year a significant number of Woldingham students choose to study art, drama and a range of other creative courses at university or art, music or drama colleges and many alumnae work in an array of creative sectors. Two alumnae, three Woldingham parents and Woldingham’s Director of Drama and Head of Art were kind enough to share their fascinating career paths and experiences with a packed audience of students, parents and staff.
Our speakers came from the fields of advertising, film production, art and art consultancy, photography and performing arts. What they all had in common was a passion for their chosen field, which shone through as they spoke. The need for hard work, determination, perseverance and adaptability to be successful was also a recurring theme. Students learned more about the myriad creative career opportunities available. The world of fashion design requires sales teams, digital expertise, pattern cutters, to name but a few. Those who study drama at university go on to be stage managers, playwrights, choreographers, broadcasting engineers, costume designers as well as actors, dancers and singers.
It was interesting to hear about some of the opportunities within the creative sector that are not ‘creative’ per se. For example, a producer who ensures a film, programme or ad is made on time and on budget.
We are extremely grateful to our panelists for taking the time to inform – and whet the appetites – of our very interested students.
Mrs Bodil Chambers, Head of Higher Education & Careers