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Career change to something more sensible with an arts degree, am I totally screwed?

 
 
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 02:36 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Congratulations!! How did you find/decide on this option?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 03:04 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
I'm delighted, very delighted, to hear this, PQ.
Keep in touch as time goes by, I (and I think likely we all) will still be interested.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 03:51 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Congratulations! And best of luck infecting kids with the opera bug.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 04:21 pm
@Thomas,
Hi, Thomas. I miss you, kiddo.
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Thu 17 Mar, 2016 02:48 pm
@engineer,
Well basically I had always known that education WAS an option, but I didn't know that you could have a career that spans education and directing, I didn't know education work could lead to other main stage theatre work (I thought you were boxed as an 'education' person and wouldn't direct main productions after this), and I didn't know that it was well paid, but you can get up to £200 a day, which is actually a lot in my book. But then my tutor was like 'why don't you just do education work' when I was complaining to him and it honestly seems so much easier and less daunting. Plus I have already worked as a teacher with lots of different types of children for 10 years so it's perfect really. Also I didn't realise before that there was lots of it about, but apparently there is not much of a shortage of work, unlike other areas of opera, and the work load is likely to become more because of the way things are funded in the UK now, and there is also starting to be a lot more of this type of work in other parts of Europe. SO YEAH WOO.
Thanks for your interest guys!
daverod
 
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Reply Sun 18 Nov, 2018 08:19 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
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I have three music degrees, including one from Cambridge and one from a top conservatoire


have you checked with those schools' campus job board/listings?

https://www.cambridgejobsboard.com/

http://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/students/Alumni.asp

https://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/search/Gsearch.asp?q=music&x=0&y=0
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 19 Nov, 2018 02:51 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
I admire your motivation to stick with what you love. Many parents direct their children into fields they do not enjoy working in. I have always told my children to go into a career field they will enjoy working in. Our mother never told us what to study or what career to choose. I think it worked out well. My older brother is an Attorney, my younger brother chose Opththalmology, and our sister an RN. I chose Accounting and really enjoyed my career.
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