Using your subject: Art & Design

Learn how to use a degree in Art & Design to enhance your career prospects

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My name is Martyna, the Art & Design Careers Adviser

I have been working in this role at the University of Dundee for the past six years. As a part of my job, I work with students in individual career guidance appointments, and I lead on the delivery of our Level 2 Career Planning module. My previous experience at Higher Education includes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions, Student Recruitment, and Widening Participation.  

I hold an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Politics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusion & Learner Support from the University of Dundee. I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education from the University of Warwick. During my time in the Careers Service, I became a licensed Belbin Teams practitioner, and a fully trained AGCAS Peer Trainer.  

Outside work, I enjoy long walks in the woods, and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say I am obsessed with alpacas. I believe in natural medicine and holistic approach to wellbeing. My friends would also say I am not too bad at interior design and crafts.  

Feel free to have a look at some of the resources listed below, and I am here to support you with the exploration of your career plans and personal development.  

I am looking forward to meeting you in the guidance room soon, either online or in person.

Resources

Prospects: Creative Industries in the UK - the best starting point to gain better understanding of creative industries in the UK

General creative jobs boards

Networking and Opportunities

Careers in Design

Careers in Fashion

Careers in Illustration

Careers in Marketing & Advertising

Careers in TV

Careers in Film

Vocational degrees

Careers in Architecture

Some of the main career options with an Architecture degree are:

You can find out more about these on Prospects what can i do with my degree in architecture as well as the wide variety of jobs where your skills and knowledge are applicable.

Useful Resources to help with your Careers Research  

Volunteering Locally 

If you are interested in gaining some voluntary experience locally you may find the following websites helpful

  • Scottish based website Volunteer Scotland advertises a number of local and national volunteering vacancies
  • Dundee based website Volunteer Dundee advertises a number of Dundee based volunteering vacancies

Work Experience & Graduate Jobs

Careers in Urban Planning

Some of the main career options with an Urban Planning degree are:

You can find out more about these on Prospects what can i do with my degree in urban planning as well as the wide variety of jobs where your skills and knowledge are applicable.

Useful Resources to help with your Careers Research  

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has some useful information on Careers Support

icould also has a full range of careers information interviews and case studies featuring numerous different roles which you can search through and view online. Some relevant case studies are listed below:

Volunteering Locally 

If you are interested in gaining some voluntary experience locally you may find the following websites helpful

  • Scottish based website Volunteer Scotland advertises a number of local and national volunteering vacancies
  • Dundee based website Volunteer Dundee advertises a number of Dundee based volunteering vacancies

Internships & Work Experience 

  • JobShop – find an opportunity
  • ARUP have advertised planning internships over the last few years
  • Savills Early Careers Work placement opportunities
  • GoinGlobal - International Internships and Job options
  • Tayplan – The Strategic Development planning authority for Dundee, Angus, Perth and North Fife – They have a get involved information page

Finding a Graduate Job

Not sure about any of these options? No problem!  

To help you explore the wide range of career options open to you have a look at what can I do with my degree and take the Career Planner Quiz.

The following websites may also be helpful to search the wider job market, where your transferable skills can be applied.

Graduate Schemes

Many leading UK employers across all industries run graduate training programmes, to discover the benefits of these schemes and how you apply the links below will help: