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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.

Source: National Skills Bulletin


Many people in this sector will combine performing with other job. This can be a hard area in which to make a stable career, as very few make it to the top, it can be a rewarding way to make additional money from an activity you’re passionate about. Beyond performance, there are many careers available in the music industry, venues and dance companies supporting the performers and making sure the show goes on.


    design, communication, teamwork, leadership, researching information, time management, adaptability, attention to detail, project management, visual media, writing, creativity, managing resources, teamwork, education & training,

Key Facts

atteneded Irish Arts, Theatre & Comedy events
million euro contributed to the Irish economy annually by the music industry

In This Sector...

BIMM Institute Dublin
Your Music Career Starts Here

We know how competitive the music industry can be to break into, so we offer committed career planning and support during your time as a student at BIMM.

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Gaiety School of Acting
Careers in Acting

We have been providing actor training in Ireland since 1986, and to this day pride ourselves on instilling hundreds of students every year with confidence, creativity and a love of the arts.

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The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin
Study Drama at the Lir Academy

The Lir offers undergradate degrees, postgraduate degrees and short courses in the area of Drama for theatre, film and TV.

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Pulse College
Leaders in Creative Media Education

Pulse College provides the highest standards of professional training courses in audio, music, film, gaming and animation. 

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Career Interview Videos...

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Megan McEvoy - Dancer

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Sharon Carty - Opera Singer

College Course Videos...

BIMM Dublin DT506  - TU Dublin - Dublin City
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BIMM Dublin DT506 - TU Dublin - Dublin City

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Drama and Theatre Studies CK112 - University College Cork

Sound Production  - Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
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Sound Production - Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute