The Creative Industries Career Expo in Newtown, this 11-13 March, is where future imagineers cross paths with industry opportunity and discover an array of career possibilities.

Our team put together a massive list of occupations creative youth can investigate further and build on.

Artists, ballerinas, craft, digital designers, chefs and what next?

Most of us know that becoming an architect, fine artist, sculptor or gallery assistant is an option for those studying art or design at school, but there are many other careers available for those who can envision, describe and create beautiful things, sounds or experiences.

Feast on our list of jobs and fields for those interested in pursuing work where creativity thrives.

  • Accessory designer
  • Acting
  • Advertising and marketing, especially areas such as copywriting and content writing
  • Advertising designer
  • Airbrush Artist / Spray painter
  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Architecture field includes design, computer rendering, model building, lighting design
  • Archiving
  • Art administrator
  • Art and design, including product, graphic and fashion design, artist, and art gallery curator
  • Art Dealer
  • Art Director
  • Art historian
  • Art Supplies Retailer
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Artisan
  • Artist Agent
  • Artist Manager
  • Arts administration
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts and Cultural Planner
  • Arts Conservation
  • Arts Critic
  • Baker
  • Ballerina
  • Beat Boxer
  • Blogger /website owner
  • Camera Operator
  • Careers in theatre
  • Careers involving writing
  • Cartoonist / Caricaturist / Comics
  • Ceramics artist
  • Chief creative officer
  • Clown
  • Circus Entertainment
  • Colorist
  • Colour Therapist
  • Computer Programming
  • Commercial Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Courtroom Artist
  • Crafts, for example ceramic pottery maker, furniture maker or tailor
  • Copyright Lawyer
  • Creative Industries Economist
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cultural goods manufacturing & sales
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural Policy and Research
  • Curator
  • Dancer
  • Design director
  • Design strategist
  • Digital 3D modeller
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Display and Exhibition Planner
  • Documentary Film Planner
  • Dressmaker
  • E-book Designer
  • Editorial careers in publishing
  • Environmental Designer
  • Essayist
  • Event planner
  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Film Critic
  • Film Editor
  • Fine artist
  • Floral designer
  • Food Photographer
  • Gallery owner / assistant
  • Glass Artist
  • Graffiti Artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Graphic Novel Author
  • Hairstylist
  • Heritage Management
  • Heritage Studies
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior designer
  • Inventor
  • iPhone / Android App designer
  • Jewellery designer
  • Journalism, depending which area you work in
  • Landscape Architect
  • Lego Designer
  • Libraries & Archives
  • Lyricist
  • Magazine Layout Designer
  • Make-up artist
  • Marine designer
  • Marketing Strategist
  • Marketing for Arts
  • Media designer
  • Multi-Media Designer
  • Mosaic Designer
  • Mural Artist
  • Museums and libraries, for example curator or library assistant
  • Musicology
  • Music, such as working as a musician, classical singer or actor-musician
  • Music Festivals
  • Music Promotions
  • Music Teacher
  • Online Content Developer
  • Online Curator
  • Online Television and Video
  • Orchestral Music / Conductor / Composer
  • Party planner
  • Pattern Maker (fashion)
  • Penciller
  • Photographer
  • Photography and video
  • Photojournalist
  • Picture Framer
  • Poet / Freestyler / Rapper
  • Portrait Artist
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Potter
  • Printmaker / screen printer
  • Production designer
  • Public Artist
  • Publishing
  • Puppetry
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Quilting Designer
  • Radio Producer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Set decorator
  • Set dresser
  • Social Media Content Developer
  • Sound Technology
  • Software Development
  • Singer / Songwriter
  • Special Effects Designer
  • Special Effects Make-up
  • Stock Photo Seller
  • Storyboard Illustrator
  • Stylist
  • Tattoo artist
  • Theatre Craft
  • TV and radio, including broadcast production
  • Typographer
  • Underwater Photographer
  • Urban Designer
  • Video Game Design
  • Visual Artist
  • Vintage Reseller
  • Vlogger
  • Web designer
  • Wedding planner
  • Writer

Follow CICE2020 if you're planning your creative career, and let's see you at Museum Africa in 2020!

Creative Industries Career Expo

Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg

11-13 March 2020