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“If you are skilled in a type of performance and like entertaining people, this job could be ideal for you.”

As an entertainer, you would perform for audiences in stage, cabaret or comedy shows in places like theatres, holiday centres, hotels, cruise ships, community centres and clubs. Some entertainers work at festivals or in private homes (especially children's entertainers). If you are skilled in a type of performance and like entertaining people, this job could be ideal for you.

To be good at this job you should have an outgoing and confident personality. You would need to be able to take criticism positively. You would also need to be determined to succeed.

As an entertainer, your performance could include; singing, stand-up comedy, performing music, magic, performance art or children's entertainment.

You can get experience and get noticed at events like open-mic nights, talent shows, or by volunteering at first.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • researching and rehearsing new material for your act
  • performing in front of an audience
  • auditioning
  • looking after costumes or equipment
  • promotion and operating as a business

Your future

  • over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • arts and entertainment jobs are expected to expand by 37% across the South West by 2020
  • 199,000 new jobs will be created nationally by 2020 in the arts and entertainment sector - a 23% increase on 2010 job totals. 1,055,000 in total
  • 99% of Performing Arts and Music students movced foward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
I'm interested
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