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!

Top Career Opportunities

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Arts officers, producers and directors £43,700
Artists £33,100
Web design and development professionals £32,700
Product, clothing and related designers £31,700
Graphic designers £26,400

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 751 new jobs with an estimated 9,451 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for design and visual arts related occupations is £33,520 per year.

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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