Art and Design Careers


On Tuesday 29th November, the Visual Arts & Technology faculty welcomed Jo Adams into school to host a talk and a live hair and make-up demonstration to a group of students. The talk was open to students in all year groups that may be interested in a career in art and design or simply just curious about what a career in hair, make-up and set design entails. Jo has worked on a huge number of exciting productions ranging from hair and make-up design for a Nikki Minaj music video to the most recent James Bond film. It was fascinating to hear about her experiences on set and the amazing locations her career has taken her so far. Jo spoke a lot about how valuable art and design skills are and how transferable these can be in any chosen career path, which students found very inspirational. The Visual Arts & Technology faculty run the visiting artists programme in which they aim to have at least one visiting creative in school once a term to host either a talk or creative workshop. These experiences allow students to discover new techniques as well as inform them on possible future career paths.