The Northern School of Art is serious about your career aspirations! We don’t have a careers service handing out forms to fill in. We have a specialist employability and enterprise service called FOLIO. Our FOLIO team are experienced professionals and working practitioners. They know their stuff because they have done it themselves! FOLIO is all about helping students to help themselves. Our support is impartial, confidential, and designed to meet the personal needs of each student and to complement each programme of study. The Folio Centre works as a drop-in and is open to be used for research.
Coaching & Mentoring
FOLIO offers one to one coaching and mentoring as well as working with small groups to develop their skills and knowledge in particular areas. Including: · Marketing · Funding and finance · Business Planning · Community Arts Practice · Initial Teacher Training · Progression to post-graduate courses
Get where they want to go!
FOLIO helps students get where they want to go: • Finding jobs or work experience • Finding the right post-graduate course • Setting up and running their own business We give useful practical advice on a number of topics including searching for jobs, preparing your CV and writing funding bids and pitching for business opportunities

Networking & Space

We know that networking is very important in the creative sector, so we provide regular opportunities where students can meet industry professionals. Helping them build a contact base for future employment. When you graduate Folio, in partnership with Hartlepool Council, can place you in a dedicated, fully serviced work studio at a subsidised rate. The BIS Whitby Street Studios are located just off Church Street and offer modern spacious work spaces with 24/7 access and free parking. ALL FOLIO services are open to all of our graduates.