Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Acting - Professional Actor Training Course - Intensive

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2 Years
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There are four core training aspects to this course acting, movement, voice and dramaturgy, all of which are constant throughout the programme.

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Other areas of study include Commedia Dell’Arte, Clowning, theatre company formation, fundraising techniques, career guidance skills, and audition technique assistance. Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.

From College Website...
D-151 - Acting - Professional Actor Training Course - Intensive
Gaiety School of Acting

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D-151 - Acting - Professional Actor Training Course - Intensive
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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Our alumni are successful on television, stage & movies, with Aisling O’Sullivan, Paul Reid and Keith McErlean playing leading roles in Raw on RTE Television and Michael Sheehan in Fair City. With Rory Nolan in The Abbey Theatre, Catherine Walker in The Gate, Sarah Greene in Project Arts Centre, our students regularly populate the stages of this country with pride. Our actors can also frequently be heard on RTE radio drama.

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