Creative Careers Programme

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

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We're excited to launch the Creative Careers Programme - a series of workshops created specifically for current students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland!

There are six 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 via Zoom. You can register for the whole programme or can select the workshops that interest you. 

Workshop Schedule

Workshop 1: Finding Creative Work

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.

When: Tuesday 27 July 2021, 12-1.30pm

Workshop 2: Freelance and Portfolio Careers for Creatives

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

When: Tuesday 3 August 2021, 12-1.30pm

Workshop 3: Connecting your Creative Work with the Industry

Come along to this workshop to find out how to develop your online presence and brand, to have your work seen and heard in the industry.

When: Tuesday 24 August 2021, 12-1.30pm

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

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

When: Tuesday 17 August 2021, 12-1.30pm

Workshop 5: Finding your Career Direction

What if you don't want a career in the field of your degree? This workshop will help you discover the possibilities for your future career direction.

When: Tuesday 31 August 2021, 12.30-4pm

Workshop 6: Creative Careers – Ask the Expert

Come along for an open Q&A session with career expert Shannon Ring.

When: Tuesday 7 September 2021, 1-2pm

Contact us

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


For our in-person events, please use the COVID-19 tracer app and QR codes on display.

Should there be a change from COVID-19 Alert Level 1, in-person events will be available via Zoom. An email communication with the Zoom link will be distributed to those registered.