Creative Careers: Events to Attend in Michaelmas Term

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The creative industries encompass an enormous range of talent. The term ‘creative industries’ refers to those businesses which have their origin in individual creativity and where creativity is at the core of what they do. So, if you are interested in working in advertising, marketing, crafts, design, fashion, TV, film, theatre, radio, gaming, photography, publishing, museums, heritage, music, and beyond, then join the following events in Michaelmas term. 

Oxford University Careers Service events

Exploring the Diverse Jobs in the Creative Industries: Something for Everyone

Monday 16.10.2023, 12:30 - 13:30  Online 

During this session, we will define what we mean by the creative industries and why you don't have to see yourself as a creative person to work in them. In addition, we take a close look at the various graduate schemes in the sector, as well as entry level positions (and if there are any difference between these two approaches to work at all).

Gaining Experience for a Creative Industries Career While at Oxford

Thursday 19.10.2023, 14:00 - 15:30  Online 

Studying at Oxford University provides an incredible opportunity to gain creative industry experience alongside academic pursuits. Despite the rigorous academic curriculum, there are various avenues to explore and develop creative skills. In this session, we will hear from a variety of students on how they gained experience in the creative industries whilst at Oxford.

Introduction to the Screen Industries

Wednesday 01.11.2023, 12:00 - 13:00  Online 

The UK screen industries, which include TV, Film & Games, contribute £billions to the economy each year and employ tens of thousands of people. In this session we hope to de-mystify the sector by providing an overview of the various branches within it and offer tips about how to gain work experience, your portfolio of work and identify relevant entry points.

Get Ahead: Careers in Publishing Panel Discussion

Tuesday 28.11.2023, 13:00 - 14:30  Online 

Many publishing deadlines fall in Hilary and Trinity terms so this is a chance to get ahead and start planning your publishing job search. Join this panel discussion with professionals working across different publishing companies to find out more about different areas of work, what employers are looking for, how to get experience and the various routes in.

Term planner

For more careers and employability events at Oxford, browse the Careers Service's Michaelmas term planner.

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External events

Games Job Fair Autumn 2023

Monday 25 - Friday 27 October, Online and in person

Explore what a career in games looks like. Find exciting opportunities, build your network, learn and evolve through workshops, challenges, portfolio reviews and expert talks.


Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October, BAFTA HQ (London)

The weekend will bring together film, games and TV practitioners alongside new creative talent to give you direct access to the industry and an opportunity to hear from some of the best in the business. Whether you’re a current student or graduate looking to take those first steps, or you’ve already got credits under your belt, we’ve got a session for you.

Careers In Theatre: TheatreCraft

Monday 20 November 2023, Royal Opera House and the West End

TheatreCraft is the UK’s largest free careers event for anyone aged 16-30 seeking off-stage roles in theatre. Network with employers and industry professionals in our live marketplace and take part in offstage workshops and panel talks online and in person at the Royal Opera House.

Channel 4 – Virtual Work Experience Programme (TV and Film)

Experience life in the creative industry! Pitch a new show idea, find clips to go viral on social media and even make recommendations for the Christmas Day schedule. On this programme you'll get a taste for what it takes to get a TV show to our screens.

In this 5-step virtual programme, Channel 4 will introduce you to real careers and real people as you learn more about what goes into the thriving creative industry that you see around you. You'll be set real world challenges, discover what could be your creative career match and get insider information from current Channel 4 Employees on what makes for a successful creative career.

Career briefings

Read the briefings written by the careers advisers at Oxford University for a more in-depth look at some possible career paths in the creative sector: