Creative Careers Programme 2022

A workshop series designed for Creative Arts and Industries students and recent graduates.

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About the Creative Careers Programme

The Creative Careers Programme is a series of workshops designed specifically for current students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland!

There are four tailored workshops designed to support creatives in all aspects of a creative career. Programme facilitator and Career Development Consultant Shannon Ring will cover topics such as how to take the first step into creative work, getting started with freelancing, promoting your work, and everything in between!

All sessions are available to attend in-person or online via Zoom. You can register for the whole programme or can select the workshops that interest you. 

Workshop 1: Finding Creative Work

Overview of workshop:

Looking for work in your creative field but not sure where to start? This workshop will cover everything you need to know and how to take those first steps.

This workshop looks at addressing the following questions:

  • What do I look for?
  • Who should I approach and how should I approach them?
  • How do I even start job searching?
  • What do I need to do and where do I even start?

This workshop is an effective way and solution to address all those questions for job search strategies as you look for paid work.

Workshop 1 dates and registration information


In-person workshop

  • Date: Wednesday 27 July
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: 109-G07, General Library Building 109, 5 Alfred St, University of Auckland City Campus

Register for the in-person workshop

Online workshop

  • Date: Thursday 28 July
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom

Register for the Zoom workshop

Workshop 2: Freelance and Portfolio Careers for Creatives

Overview of workshop:

If you are considering moving into a freelance or portfolio career in the creative sector, come along to get some valuable insights into this type of work.

  • How do I structure my creative career so it works for me?
  • Do I want to work for myself and freelance – and what does that look like?
  • Or do I prefer to have a few jobs rolling at the same time to finance my creative projects – Does that even work? What could that look like?
  • Where do I even start?

Workshop 2 dates and registration information


In-person workshop

  • Date: Wednesday 3 August
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: 109-G07, General Library Building 109, 5 Alfred St, University of Auckland City Campus

Register for the in-person workshop

Online workshop

  • Date: Thursday 4 August
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom

Register for the Zoom workshop

Workshop 3: Connecting your Creative Work with the Industry

Overview of the workshop:

Come along to this workshop to learn how to develop your online presence and brand so your work can be seen and heard in the industry. This workshop will look at why this is important, and more importantly, how you can go about addressing success in:

  • Networking – Building connections in your industry, some great practical tips to get you started
  • Your Online Branding – The why, the what and the how

Workshop 3 dates and registration information


In-person workshop

  • Date: Wednesday 10 August
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: 109-G07, General Library Building 109, 5 Alfred St, University of Auckland City Campus

Register for the in-person workshop

Online workshop

  • Date: Thursday 11 August
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom

Register for the Zoom workshop

Workshop 4: Confidence for Creatives - Promoting your work and backing yourself

Overview of workshop:

This workshop will help you better understand your creative skillset and build your confidence to put yourself out there!

Workshop 4 dates and registration information


In-person workshop

  • Date: Wednesday 17 August
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: 109-G07, General Library Building 109, 5 Alfred St, University of Auckland City Campus

Register for the in-person workshop

Online workshop

  • Date: Thursday 18 August
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom

Register for the Zoom workshop

Contact us

If you have any questions relating to this workshop series, please contact our Student Support and Engagement team.

Email: cai-sce@auckland.ac.nz