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            Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

            Current Entry Requirements

            No specific academic qualifications are required although a variety of vocational qualifications, degrees and postgraduate courses are available. Entry can be based upon portfolio work.

            Typical education level:

            Level 4-6

            Typical Tasks

            • Conceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.
            • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
            • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
            • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc.
            • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
            • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
            • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
            • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
            • Produces works on commission basis for clients.

            Desired Skills

            Active Learning
            Active Listening
            Critical Thinking
            Speaking
            Reading Comprehension
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            Salaries

            £45,552

            Potential

            £25,233

            Average

            £17,082

            Entry level

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