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How to become an animator

As an animator, you would bring drawings or models to life on screen. Your work could be used in animated short and full-length films, television cartoons, adverts, computer games, music videos, websites and movie visual effects. You could specialise in one of the following animation techniques: 2-D hand-drawn, or traditional 2-D computer-generated 3-D

How to become a yoga therapist

Yoga therapists use yoga to help people with physical and emotional issues, ranging from asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and back pain to stress, anxiety and depression. As a yoga therapist, you would start with a consultation, taking note of the client’s physical condition and any related lifestyle factors. You

How to become an art valuer

As an art valuer, you would assess how much individual artworks or collections are worth. You would advise people and organisations who want to sell, buy or insure artworks, including paintings, sculpture, jewellery, porcelain, books and furniture. Your tasks would typically include: assessing the condition, quality and age of the

How to become a community arts worker

Community arts workers help local communities to plan, organise and take part in arts activities like drama, dance, mural painting, photography, creative writing and film and video production. Your tasks could include: supporting existing groups and developing new groups and activities working with local community groups to identify local needs

How to become a clothing alteration hand

Clothing alteration hands repair and alter items of clothing for their customers. They can work in dedicated clothing alteration shops, behind the scenes in a dry cleaners, or for clothing retailers. Many also work in specialist shops, such as bridalwear retailers or tailors who offer a fitting service. As a

How to become a chef

Chefs prepare food using a variety of cooking techniques. In large kitchens they will normally work as part of a team responsible for one particular area, such as bread and pastries, or vegetables. The head chef, also known as the executive chef, kitchen manager, or the ‘maitre de cuisine’, runs

How to become a ceramics designer-maker

As a ceramics designer, you would design a range of products to be made by shaping and firing clay. These could include tableware, kitchenware, gifts and decorative items. In large companies, you would usually: produce designs for mass production interpret product requirements (‘briefs’) liaise with clients and other staff design

How to become a cad technician

As a computer aided design (CAD) technician, you would use software to create design plans for buildings and machinery in a wide range of industries, such as engineering, construction and manufacturing. You could work in 2D design, which is known as surface modelling, and 3D design – called solid modelling.

How to become a cabinet maker

Cabinet makers make individually designed and produced pieces of furniture such as chairs, tables, chests of drawers and storage or display cabinets. They may also restore antiques or repair damaged furniture. As a cabinet maker, your work would typically include: creating a design drawing of the furniture deciding on the

How to become a bookbinder or print finisher

Print finishers or machine bookbinders turn printed materials into finished articles such as books, booklets and catalogues. They produce large numbers of products, using machines that automatically cut paper to the correct size, fold the sheets, glue or staple the sections together and bind them. As a print finisher or