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Alumnus advises on arts careers

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Students studying GCSE art, craft and design heard first hand what it is like to work as an architect during a talk and Q&A session by a St George's alumnus last month.

Mykola M studied art to A Level at St George's and then studied architecture at the University of Cambridge. He is now working at Carlo Ratti Associati, a design and innovation office in Turin, Italy.

He talked to the students about choosing A levels, shared advice he savoured from his from his teachers while here, and emphasised the importance of choosing a pathway you are passionate about and gaining experience along the way.

Mykola discussed the collaborative nature of his current role and how artists and designers can work with specialists. He gave realistic expectations of the commitment needed to make it in the field, including the seven years of study and training, and the long working weeks when employed.

The classes appreciated hearing from someone who started out where they are currently and the possibilities of where creative pathways can lead.  

Many thanks to Arina, Year 11, for coordinationing the first in this series of career-related talks. 

By Mrs Taylor, Head of Faculty (Arts)