A degree (or similar) on its own will not lead to a career in performing arts. You cannot expect to walk out of college or university and move straight into your dream job.
Getting involved in university theatre and music events should help. The example jobs listed here all require plenty of industry experience too. There is no room for diva behaviour when you are getting established. You will need to work hard and be nice to the people you work with. A bad reputation can be hard to shake off.
My role is to devise, plan, initiate and deliver creative opportunities for schools, communities, young people and adults.
Cara Pritchard, creative projects manager for a regional theatre
Find out about Pick the Tick: Degree courses
Information from the union for professional performers and creative practitioners
Find out about careers in the creative industries