Careers and Employability Service

Creative Careers

7 to 11 March 2022

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A focus on careers in the creative industries including spotlights on specific creative industry careers.

Events

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Creative Careers: Year in Television and Online Broadcasting

Do you want to create eye-catching videos for television or online? Do you dream of a career in content creation or TV?

Take your first step with this unique year-long programme based at professional television station KMTV, right here at the University of Kent. Our students build careers and are appointed to non-entry level jobs in industry.

They go on to work on documentaries, technical roles, presenting and even interview A-list celebrities like Will Smith and Zendaya.

Join Channel Director Andy Richards to find out how KMTV could open up opportunities for you, that once seemed out of reach.

Mon midday-1pm
Creative Careers: Creative Access Showcase

A panel of creative professionals and alumni from Creative Access will share their creative journeys, what their current roles entail, top tips and guidance.

  • April Brown – Programme Manager, Creative Access
  • Rami Kadri, Digital Marketing Manager
  • Lydia Hamilton-Morl, Programme & Digital Editor, ITV News
  • Alisha Artry, Neighbourhood Theatre Producer at Young Vic
Mon 5-6pm
Creative CVs- Careers Week Workshop

This presentation will cover the do's and don'ts when it comes to a CV for the creative industries, including what to include, how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

Tue 11am-midday
Creative Careers: Writing for a Living and Getting Published - Alumni panel event

Join a panel of alumni to find out about their experiences of writing for a living and getting published.

  • Rosa Furneaux, BA English and American Literature, now working as an Investigative Health Journalist, at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Luke Chapman, graduated in 2020 with a BA in Music Technology and now works as a freelance writer, journalist and digital marketeer
  • Jill Petts Graduated in 2015 with a BA in English and American Literature with Creative Writing, recently published her first novel ‘White Scar’.
  • Jacky King A first 500 Graduate with a BA in English and American Literature and published her first book ‘A Cake for the Gestapo’ in 2020.

Tue 1pm-2pm
Creative Careers: What makes a strong creative portfolio?

Join Sam, Leo & Andrea in this relaxed panel chat about their experiences interviewing & mentoring entry level creative talent.

They will also share their portfolio ‘Do’s & Dont’s list’ and share answers to some of the questions they get asked the most.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A at the end so come ready with your questions or send them to us ahead of time to sam@ternheads.com.

Wed 1pm-2pm
Creative Careers: How to get a Career in Gaming

Hear from our panel of experts about how they got their careers in the gaming industry, their experiences and hear their advice on how to land your dream job in the industry.

Our panel for the event consists of three Uni of Kent Alumni - Ben, Matthew and Bradley who have worked at companies such as Nintendo, Dovetail Games, Splash Damage & Electric Square in a variety of roles from Front End Engineer, Game Designer, Software Engineer and UI Designer.

Also joining us is Terry a career changer who now works in 3D Technical Animation by day and volunteers with a gaming charity and works as a stream caster and host for the British Esports Association.

Wed 5pm-6pm
Creative Careers: How to get your first job in the arts - Gulbenkian Arts Centre

Get your foot in the door with our panel of experts, here to answer your questions in this free event.

If you’re wondering how to get your foot in the door with a first job in the arts, come along and hear from a panel of arts employers, including Kent Music, Turner Contemporary and Curzon Cinemas, who will speak about the kinds of entry level roles available in their organisations, what they would be looking for in a candidate for these roles and some top tips and advice for applications and interviews. There’ll also be a chance to have your questions answered.

Wed 6pm-7pm
Creative Careers: How to Kickstart your Career in Digital Marketing with alumnus, Morgan Rodway-Wing

Morgan studied both her BA and MA in English and American Literature at Kent. She is currently an SEO Executive at digital marketing agency Reflect Digital, having completed an internship there in 2021 through the EP Scheme. In this session, Morgan will share how she started her career in digital marketing without studying marketing, discuss the types of roles that are available in the digital sphere, and share her top tips on how you can get into digital marketing!

Thu 11-12pm
Creative Careers: Managing a Portfolio Career

Many people combine a number of roles into their professional experience.

What is a portfolio career? When might you have one and how can you successfully manage one? In this interactive workshop we explore portfolio careers, their pros, cons and how to prepare.

Thu 3pm-4pm
Creative Careers: Careers in the Heritage Sector

Join us to find out from our panel about working in the Heritage Sector, how to access careers in heritage, the roles available and skills required.

The panel includes:

  • Danielle Sellers, Collections Manager at the Royal Engineers Museum.
  • Kaitlene Koranteng, graduated with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology and is now working as an Archivist and Engagement Producer at the Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva) and is Project Coordinator at the Young Historians Project.
  • Alison Ray – College Archivist and Records Manager for St Peters College, Oxford and Honorary Researcher at University of Kent, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Thu 6pm-7pm
Creative Careers: Freelancing in the Creative Industries

With Rebecca Smith from ASPIRE

There has been a significant increase in the number of freelancers working in the creative industries – from film producers, to crafters, writers to sound engineers. Join us at this workshop to find out how to set up as a freelancer, fundraising, pitching for work, developing your brand and more.

Fri midday-1pm
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Turner Contemporary logo curzon logo Royal Engineers Museum logo
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Last Updated: 13/04/2022