Why I recommend RIS – Laura Elphick’s journey from internship to employee!

Previous Consumer Behaviour and Marketing student Laura Elphick took part in the Reading Internship Scheme. Learn about her experience as an intern and why she recommends the University of Reading internship programme ⬇ I took part in the Reading Internship Scheme during my final year as an undergraduate back in 2019. I was accepted for …

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National Film and Television School – Creative Careers Clinics

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The National Film and Television School (NFTS) specialises in MA, Postgraduate Diploma and Diploma courses that offer students a great balance of practical and theoretical studies. The courses are run by industry professionals with top facilities, which gives us our world-renowned reputation for offering the very best in tuition, key contacts and bridges into the …

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7 tips for building a career (and making money) as an artist

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1. Your work doesn’t have to be “saleable” When I was at uni, the idea of making money from my art seemed impossible. I didn’t make paintings or sculptures – most of my work was digital – and I thought how can I sell any of this?? I’ve sold one piece of art in my …

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Museum and gallery jobs: the impact of Covid-19

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As with many sectors in the UK, museums and galleries are suffering after multiple local and nationwide lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Following many months of closure in the past year, it is clear that the road to recovery will be long, with more challenges ahead. The closure periods have meant that museums and …

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What you can do now to prepare for work in film and TV

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ScreenSkills are an industry-led body who support the growth and development of the film, TV and gaming sectors. In a recent webinar, they shared some top tips on how students and recent graduates can prepare for work in the screen industries as activity starts to resume. These were the key messages: Make sure you really …

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