Arts graduate currently working on TV show Vikings

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Jacqueline Purcell, far right, with her classmates from the BA (Hons) in Arts at Graduation 2016

Jacqueline Purcell, far right, with her classmates from the BA (Hons) in Arts at Graduation 2016

From the stages of the South East to the TV show, Vikings; Arts graduate Jacqueline Purcell is pursuing all forms of drama since graduating from WIT

“One of the main reasons I chose to study Arts with Theatre as my major and Religion as my minor at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) was because it is local but also because it has a great programme. The theatre degree is so practical with a humanitarian viewpoint to it. For example we did theatre and social intervention which not that many colleges touch upon. It prepares you for the theatrical world as well as outside work such as the education system.”

“I’m currently working on the TV show Vikings. I am a whaler in “Fishtown” in the drama so that’s exciting. I’m also working in theatre in the South East, both backstage and onstage. I do stage managing, props and acting. I’m going to continue on my path and maybe one day do a Masters in philosophy as that ties in with my minor, religion.” 


Study Arts at WIT

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) is a three-year level 8 degree at WIT. Students of the course will study subjects such as English Literature, Sociology, Irish and other Modern European Languages, Religious Studies, Psychology and others. The student will develop an expertise in two subjects as well as develop a questioning and creative approach to the modern world.

The BA (Hons) International is a four-year version of the BA (Hons) course. Admission takes place in second year and students spend their third year studying at an approved partner university or third level institution abroad, before returning to complete their final year at WIT.

Course Code: WD200

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