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The Diploma

The official government site about all the different diplomas.

Sector Skills Councils 

links to all Sector Skills Councils.

Creative and Cultural Skills Council

The Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts.

Careers information on all creative jobs.

Your Creative Future

Covers all the different jobs areas in this sector.


The Sector Skills Council for the audio-visual industries


Fine artists: 

a-n The Artists Information Company. 

Arts Council of England.


Association of British Designer Silversmiths (ABDS). 

The Crafts Council. 

The Goldsmiths' Company. 

Institute of Professional Goldsmiths (IPG). 

Jewellery and Allied Industries Training Council (JAITC).

Graphic design:

Design Council.

Technical illustration:

Institute of Medical Illustrators.

Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC).


Council for British Archaeology (CBA).

English Heritage.

National Trust.

Art exhibition organiser: and

Arts Council England.

Museum/gallery work:

Association of Independent Museums (AIM).

British Antique Furniture Restorers' Association (BAFRA).

British Association of Painting Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR).

Institute of Conservation (ICON).

Museums' Association (MA).


Animation Nation.

Animation World Network (AWN).

Computer games:

Blitz Games: help and advice for people considering a career in the games industry.

British Interactive Media Association (BIMA).

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

Interactive media designers:

Design Shack.



British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA).

British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

Professional Photographic Laboratories Association (part of the Photo Marketing Association International (PMA UK) .


The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited (BA).

Independent Publishers Guild.

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

The Newspaper Society.

Periodical Publishers Association/The Periodicals Training Council.

The Publishers' Association.

Sound technicians:

The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS).

BBC Training & Development.

Get Into Theatre careers website.

TV/Film production assistant:

4talent (for artist profiles, careers advice, training and funding information).

The British Film Institute (BFI).


Actors' Centre.

Conference of Drama Schools (CDS).

Equity - performers' union.


Get Into Theatre careers website.


The Circus Space.


The Comedy School.

Lighting technicians:

Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT).

Association of Lighting Designers (ALD).

Make-up artists:

BBC Training and Development.

British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC).

Get Into Theatre careers website.

Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority.

National Association of Screen Make-Up Artists and Hairdressers (NASMAH).

Music promotions managers:

British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).

Concert Promoters' Association.

Music Publishers' Association (MPA).

Popular musicians:

Access to Music Ltd.

British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

Musicians' Union.

Stage managers:

Stage Management Association (SMA).