I want to become an actress and a barrister, but don't quite know how to pursue both careers at the same time and what to do to succeed in both fields.
I live in the UK and am aspiring to be an actress, which has been a dream of mine since i was younger all while becoming a barrister (which has been my parents' dream that i want to fulfil for them) Im currently 15, turning 16 and really don't know what to do.
I've taken up many school productions and have scripted and helped direct a few productions too.
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Both career choices are demanding positions. Therefore, you will need to sit down and figure out how you see yourself in each role. Being a barrister (lawyer) requires licensing so you will have to determine when and where you want to accomplish that requirement. You will also have to figure out what area of law you want to practice. Since you are already engaging in school productions and writing and directing plays, you have some knowledge and foundation on how the theater industry works so build upon that base.
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I had a slightly different career combination in mind, opera singer and biochemist. I was lucky to end up at a large university where I was able to earn dual degrees in music and science. After graduating, I have focused on science and still pursue singing for fun. I take lessons, have sung in a professional choir, and I was supposed to be in an opera this spring.
I'm not sure if law school is a post-graduate degree in the UK, but if it is, that makes things even more flexible. You could study acting and take pre-law courses as well.
Whatever you choose, best of luck!
Hope this helps and best of luck!
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