Performance

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Details of postgraduate courses in Music and Drama.

Prospects Profile: Actor

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Broadcast Presenter

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Choreographer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Dancer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Musician

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)

Professional body which represents and supports people working in and with music. The website contains useful information on being self-employed, appropriate fees, insurance and careers in music.

Federation of Drama Schools

The Federation of Drama Schools was created in 2017, replacing Drama UK. Their website contains details of member schools.

Cultural Enterprise Office

Information and advice on becoming a professional in the creative industries or setting up your own business. Run events, including in the Aberdeen area.

The Stage

Online version of the weekly magazine. Includes news, events, careers information and tips, for example on how to pass auditions, as well as vacancies and auditions.

Careers in Music

Information on career options in the music industry with advice on how to get your career started. There is also a comprehensive listing of industry contacts as well as details of current opportunities.

Showcase: international music business guide

A searchable database of over 10,000 international music business contacts. The A-Z listing allows you to search for organisations working in specific aspects of the business.

Musicians Union

Representation and advice for musicians, including on rates for teaching and playing in recordings. The Musicians Union also offers Student Membership at a reduced rate.

Music Education Directory

Careers and course information for the music industry which includes careers information on performance, record company, artist management and publishing.

Independent Theatre Council

Association for performing arts organisations and individuals working in drama, dance, opera and music theatre etc which provides advice and training courses. The site contains a listing of members.

BPI

Representative organisation for the recorded music industry which organises both the BRIT and Classical BRIT Awards. The site contains industry information and statistics as well as a full membership listing.

Equity

Trade union representing professional performers and creative workers. The website contains industry information and careers advice on a wide range of careers in broadcasting, film, theatre and variety.

Sound Sense

Professional association promoting community music with information on training, events and resources. Read the information sheet on a career in community music.

Dance UK

National membership organisation mainly for dancers and choreographers. The site contains industry information, including for students and recent graduates, and a directory of choreographers in the UK.

ArtsJobFinder

ArtsProfessional Magazine's job listing service which advertises mainly arts administration, communication, marketing and production jobs.

BECTU

Trade union for broadcasting, film, theatre and interactive media. The site contains training and careers information, particularly on freelancing. Students can join the Student Register free to get advice on entry into the industry.

Dance Europe

Magazine with news, events, information on training, jobs, auditions and competitions. The site also contains a listing of dancers and information on training and summer schools for dance.

article 19 - Contemporary Dance Online

Online magazine for contemporary dance with news, blogs, interviews and feature articles. The site also contains a listing of auditions.

Council for Dance Education and Training

Careers and training information on all areas of dance, including performance, choreography, education and therapy. The site also contains links to many dance schools and other organisations and a directory of dance teachers in the UK.

StartinTV.com

Website with lots of tips on how to break into the industry, case studies, video clips, interview tips and more.

National Dance Teachers Association

Membership organisation mainly for dance teachers in schools with careers and training information, news and events listings and useful links.

RadioCentre

Association of commercial radio stations in the UK. Visit their guide on how to break into the industry and use the membership listing (by genre, location etc.) for contacts.

Association of British Orchestras

The Association represents orchestras throughout the UK. The site contains a full listing of all members as well as information about courses for those interested in orchestral management, volunteering and job opportunities with members and tips on how to get into this career area.

British Film Institute (BFI)

Information on film-related issues and events in the British film industry. Also contains archives and downloadable resources such as a guide on low budget film making.

Dancing Times

Online version of the magazine with news and features and links to dance companies, other organisations and venues.

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook

A comprehensive, directory of media contacts and full of practical advice and information. It is available for reference-use from the Careers Service library. The Writers' and Artists' website also contains useful advice and information on developing a career in Writing.

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Musical Chairs

This website allows you to search for current classical music job opportunities. There is also a listing of courses and competitions as well as a directory of orchestras (searchable by country).

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