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.

We asked Richard Storey from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Richard Storey

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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Acting - Advanced for Stage & Screen - HND

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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code PB PC
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is a production-led exploration of all aspects of theatre including performance and production. Training is provided in a comprehensive range of acting skills. Students study singing/voice/dance/improvisation/devising/ physical theatre/clowning. Particular emphasis is given to training in classical acting skills. Learners will be expected to perform to live audience every term. Performances take place in local Black Box Pub Theatre and at Mermaid Arts Centre.

What will you Study?

Singing Techniques and Styles
Singing for Musical Theatre
Physical Theatre Performance/Clowning
Popular Entertainment
Movement for the Actor
Development of Acting Skills
Naturalistic Acting
Acting for Camera
Classical Acting
Alternative Approaches to Acting
Creative Arts Research Skills
Historical Context in the Performing Art
Production Management in the Performing Arts
Mask Design and Construction
Theatre Directing
Alternative Approaches to Acting
Applied Contemporary Performance Practice
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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