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Going with your gut
When it came to choosing which degree to pursue, Sam chose history because he enjoyed and excelled at it. But it wasn't a degree he was really passionate about; his childhood ambition was to become an actor. Even during his studies, Sam had this desire.
“By the time I was looking at Reading, I knew that deep down I had a hidden agenda to pursue the acting part whilst I was reading History. I also had a gut feeling that the Film, Theatre & Television (FTT) Department at Reading was a special one.”
Sam chose to study extra modules in FTT, and after being cast in a plethora of plays and shorts by those pursuing a degree in the Department, he knew he should follow his dream career and enrol in drama school after graduation.
“Acting is very different route from history. But it was during the three years of absorbing all I could from the FTT Department, studying under that faculty, where my route changed and became clear, obvious, and within the same industry that I was studying. It was because of the FTT Department that I emerged with clarity and confidence.”