Building a portfolio career


Studying at the University of Nottingham can open doors. An Art History degree is a passport to a career in museums and arts organisations, publishing and journalism, and beyond. But government funding cuts, growing digitisation and the worldwide web mean that different ways of working are now required for a career in the creative sector. Technology is changing fast, and so is the society that we live in. Happily, you can carve out your own niche with a ‘portfolio career’, which means building a portfolio of multiple strands to your career.

If you enjoy doing different extra-curricular activities at university, such as curating art exhibitions, writing for the local newspaper, or volunteering with young people in the community, it could be a fulfilling path. This route is ideal for creative and flexible people. While studying for a degree in Art History and English, I took my first steps towards…

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