Graduates of creative arts courses have many exciting career opportunities — both as artists and ‘behind the scenes’. Depending on the course or specialisation completed, graduates could find themselves working as actors, artists, fashion designers, film editors, graphic designers, illustrators, interior decorators, musicians, photographers, singers, stage managers or web designers, and the list just goes on. Some graduates find employment with organisations in their chosen area, while others start their own businesses or work on a freelance basis. There are also options to work in management roles (such as in curatorship and arts administration) or in arts education.
Because the creative arts industry is not extensively regulated, there are similar opportunities available to graduates of VET and higher education courses. While degree-level qualifications may provide an advantage in a competitive employment market, job opportunities in the creative arts field are often determined by talent rather than the level of education completed.