In this Sector
Visual Arts brings public and private space to life, it decorates the interior of our homes and informs the design of every building. It can be created with both commercial or artistic intent. In public spaces everything from street art created by individuals, to statues of public figures paid for by local government are examples of visual art.
One of the prominent visual arts professions is photography. This can be a varied career, with many different forms of photography to specialise in. Some will do general photography for the media, whereas others will focus in areas as varied as taking product images for companies to taking high quality portraits of staff for companies. The majority of photographers are self-employed, offering their services for a variety of events, such as weddings or sports matches.
Another example of a visual art is printmaking, the creation of images on fabric, parchment, plastic, paper or other similar materials. Printmakers could develop skills in a selection of approaches such as woodcut, linocut, lithography, silk screen or etching.