WHAT IS CREATIVE SCOPE?

Creative SCOPE’s purpose is to help educators and parents build awareness around career options for creative students to best support and advise them as they embark on their next adventure.

Creative work in both traditional and non-traditional sectors has expanded and grown exponentially.  However, the scope and diversity of these ever-changing roles is not always readily apparent and presents a real challenge for busy teachers and parents.  SCOPE’s goal is to initiate the conversation and help support and bridge this gap.

We invite you to connect with our Schools Creative Outreach Advisors.

Brisbane (07) 3360 4500 | Jaskurn Singh

Melbourne (03) 9624 2929 | Joe Betros

Sydney (02) 8241 8899 | Patricia Kung

Here are the ways we can help you and your students discover the world of creativity:

  • Resources including industry links and studies
  • Professional Development
  • Student information sessions and workshops
  • Updates on school holiday activities and open days

Please feel free to get in touch with us at any time throughout the year. Let us know how we can help you or if you have a career expo/event you would like us to attend.

MEET THE TEAM

Brisbane – Jaskurn “Jesta” Singh

Jaskurn has been in the Punjabi music entertainment industry for the last 16 years. Based in Brisbane, Jaskurn has had the opportunity to DJ at both private and public functions all across Australia and New Zealand and currently runs his own recording studio whilst producing music for artists both locally and internationally. 

Having been with JMC Academy since 2014, Jaskurn has firsthand witnessed the exciting and developing trends in the Creative Industries. He is committed in using his experience and knowledge as an example of the opportunities available to the youth of today.

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1. What was your least favourite food as a child?  Do you still hate it, or do you love it now?
I never have, never do and never will like Vegemite.
 
2. If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?
Instagram, WhatsApp and the Google Maps
 
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Punjabi music producer.
 
4. Would you rather be a superhero or the world’s best chef?
A superhero that could heal sick people and let them live a full and healthy life.
 
5. If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best seller, what would you write?
The Formula for World Peace
 
6. Why do you think the Creative Careers and Pathways department is important?
It is important to educate our youth on the different opportunities and options available in the creative industries. I understand the misconceptions that often surround the Creative Industries, specifically regarding employment opportunities and pathways. These misconceptions can usually have a negative impact on an individual’s career aspirations and morale.
 
Our department is focused on debunking these myths by providing an accurate and realistic representation of the Creative Industries.

Melbourne – Joe Betros

Joseph has been an independent filmmaker and an active member of the community television scene in Melbourne for the past 7 years. His passion for filmmaking began at the age of 16 when he was introduced to classic films such as Aliens, Two Hands, and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by his high-school media teacher, Mr. Taylor. Since then he has gone on to write and direct two short films with a third slated for 2020.

Joseph has been working in the education system since 2017 and has helped film students from a diverse range of backgrounds develop their writing and directing skills.

Joseph has been working in the education system since 2017 and has been involved in the filmmaking and community television scene in Melbourne for the past 7 years. He has worked with film students from a diverse range of backgrounds and has helped develop their writing and directing skills.  Joseph is currently studying a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment with the desire to teach in the near future.

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1. What was your least favourite food as a child?  Do you still hate it, or do you love it now?
My Taita’s lentil soup (Kibbet el Raheb – eaten on Good Friday). Couldn’t stand it as a child, I absolutely love it now. 
 
2. If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?
Google Maps, YouTube, Spotify
 
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional wrestler. Filmmaking took over in my teens though.
 
4. Would you rather be a superhero or the world’s best chef?
World’s best chef. Imagine being able to cook like Gordon Ramsey?!
 
5. If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best seller, what would you write?
A prequel to Stephen King’s IT. 
 
6. Why do you think the Creative Careers and Pathways department is important?
It allows high-school aged students to discover the possibilities within the Creative Industries and can provide inspiration to those students who are already showing a keen interest in a creative field.  

Sydney – Patricia Kung

Patricia has been working for the past 20 years in animation/visual effects and entertainment industry.  She started as a trainee Cinema Manager for Village Roadshow on George Street (which is sadly no longer there) and was Location Manager of her own complex in Parramatta, then moved to the set up team of Fox Studios Backlot (which wasn’t the success everyone was hoping for); so she went overseas to Canada and the UK for a couple of years to think about what she wanted to do when she grew up.  Upon returning to Sydney she started working at Animal Logic an animation and visual effects studio (Happy Feet, The LEGO Movie, Captain Marvel, Peter Rabbit) in the Recruiting department and after 15 years decided to look at how else she could help others find their place in this changing landscape of roles and careers.

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1. What was your least favourite food as a child?  Do you still hate it, or do you love it now?
Mushrooms, still HATE them, even though my chef friend makes me eat one every new year.  Yuck, gross, no way.
 
2. If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?
Instagram, Waze (I have an appalling sense of direction) and Games launcher.  But, really how could you possibly only have 3?!
 
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Vet or an Editor, surprisingly I just realised they are similar careers in that you are making something better and whole.
 
4. Would you rather be a superhero or the world’s best chef?
Chef, hands down.  Food can bring people together, create great memories, be at the forefront of technology and innovation, comfort you…. I think a chef is a superhero!  
 
5. If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best seller, what would you write?
It would actually be a photography book.
 
6. Why do you think the Creative Careers and Pathways department is important?
There is so much information out there about careers and pathways it’s overwhelming and information about creative roles and careers can get lost.  I see our role as supporting the teachers, parents and students broaden their idea of what a “creative” is and how these roles can be found in so many industries and debunk preconceived ideas.