Design & Visual Arts

When you’re on a career path in the design and visual arts sector, you’ll be able to put your creative abilities and artistic flair to great use every day, working in a diverse range of roles around design, fashion, sculpting, drawing and crafting. In Greater Manchester, roles are increasing year on year.

If hands-on creation isn’t your thing, you could always manage and direct productions and processes, curate art galleries or oversee exhibitions. With the technology hub of MediaCityUK, graphic designers and web designers are in huge demand, but so too are those skills in product and clothes design, so you’re sure to find a job that suits your passions!

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Please take a moment to interact with the Labour Market Information (LMI) card to explore the different job opportunities available.

The Labour Market Information will give you an insight into the skills you will need for future employment and details such as:

Job Figures and 
Expected Industry Growth

Average Salaries and
Progression Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Explore the jobs you can apply for, once you complete different course levels.

Footwear Manufacturer

Sewing Machinist

Textile Manufacturing Operative

Assistant Puppet Maker

CAD Technician

Creative Artworker

Fashion & Textiles Pattern Cutter

Fashion Studio Assistant

Hair, Wigs, Make-up & Prosthetics Technician


Prop Maker

Scenic Artist

Community Arts Worker

Fashion & Textiles Product Technologist

Textile Designer

Art Therapist

Costume Designer

Exhibition Designer

Fashion Designer

Graphic Designer

Interior and Spatial Designer

Production Designer

Visual Arts

If you never stop doodling on scraps of paper or love nothing more than redesigning and upcycling your old clothes, then a course in Design & Visual Arts could be just what you need to express your creativity and hone your artistic flair.

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