Here at The Northern School of Art, we offer a dedicated service that stands out from the crowd of generic careers services – because we are a specialist college, so is our dedicated employability and enterprise service – Folio. Our team of supporting students and graduates have worked across the creative sector – they know their stuff because they have done it themselves.
Folio helps students get where they want to go:
• With jobs or work experience • With further learning • With setting up and running their own business
Folio staff supports students and graduates to:
• Manage and plan your own development – set goals for learning and experience • Reflect on and evaluate their development and learning needs, and identify ways to meet them • Research their chosen industry and career options
In one-to-one mentoring sessions, the Folio team give practical advice on getting a job, preparing your CV or developing your business. Networking is very important in the creative sector, so we provide regular networking opportunities where students can meet people already working in industry in an informal setting – building their contacts for future work. Under our CCAD Creative banner, we run a series of open lectures, seminars and master classes – all free and open to all. Folio is all about helping students to help themselves. Our support is impartial, confidential and designed to meet personal needs and complement each programme of study. The Folio Centre is open as a drop-in and place to do research. Folio, in partnership with Hartlepool Council, can place you in dedicated, subsidised, fully serviced workplace studios. The BIS Whitby Street Studios are located just off Church Street.