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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Construction Studies
Engineering
Design & Comm Graphics
Technology

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Agricultural Science
Applied Maths
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Physics and Chemistry
Computer Science

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Art
Music

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Arabic
Classical Studies
English
French
Gaeilge
German
Hebrew Studies
History
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Russian
Spanish
Other Language
Ancient Greek

Social Group

Geography
Home Economics
Religious Education
Religious Education (Non Exam)
Physical Education
Politics & Society

Business Group

Accounting
Business
Economics
Agricultural Economics
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Deirdre Kelleghan, Amateur Astronomer

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

When I was young, going on to third-level education was not something everyone did or could do I had to go straight to work when I finished secondary school. This was difficult as I wanted to go to art college but could not. However, as I was working (in graphic design) I paid for myself to go to college at night and did a Diploma in Art in Industry and Commerce. To fulfill my needs I also did courses in life drawing at night in the National College of Art and Design which I totally loved. There is no hindsight worth pursuing, as what happened is in the past and I got on with my life in my own way, with my own drive.
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