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We asked Deirdre Kelleghan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Deirdre Kelleghan

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Smart Futures

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  Deirdre Kelleghan
Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
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Applied Music - DK860
 

This course offers a blend of traditional, classical, rock and pop with music technology. We welcome students from different music backgrounds and with a diversity of interests. Music performance is a central focus of the programme where you may specialise in your chosen performance genre.

Specialisms offered in years 3 and 4 include composition, performance (classical, traditional, rock/pop), music technology, music education and community, musicology and ethnomusicology.  


 

This programme is aimed a producing professionals for the recording industry, capable of assuming key creative and architectural roles in the process of analysing, developing and realising the creative intentions of the recording artist to a commercial conclusion.

The artistry of modern Music Production assumes a diverse range of interrelated disciplines. Creativity, science, recording technologies and techniques, musical appreciation and awareness, business, interpersonal skills and more, combine to form the rich diversity of strands that is this course.


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