Design for Performance students impress industry at Destinations

Final year students from our Design for Performance courses showcased their work at the unique showcase on London’s Southbank earlier this month

(L-R) Works by Costume Design and Making students Sigrid Mularczyk, Cassie Strong, Sophie Anagnostopoulou and Katie Taylor
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(L-R) Works by Costume Design and Making students Sigrid Mularczyk, Cassie Strong, Sophie Anagnostopoulou and Katie Taylor

Students from our BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making, BA (Hons) Design for Film and Television, and BA (Hons) Theatre Design courses took part in Destinations this month, a unique showcase of work by design for performance graduates from across the UK, now in its third year.

Housed in the Bargehouse, part of OXO Tower Wharf on London’s vibrant Southbank, the exhibition presented students with the opportunity to get their work seen by wide professional and public audiences. Prospective industry employers were able to see the work of, and meet, our industry-ready graduates from beyond London.

NTU’s design for performance students shone, alongside students from Arts University Bournemouth, Birmingham City University, Edinburgh College of Art , and Plymouth College of Art.

BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making were represented by Sophie Anagnostopoulou, Sophie Crompton, Aidan Gillingham, Alice Griffiths, Sarah Keeton, Georgia Mansfield, Sigrid Mularczyk, Cassie Strong, Katie Taylor and Lydia Tysoe.

Meanwhile BA (Hons) Design for Film and Television were represented by Molly Barnard, Julia Bull, Ethan Garrett, Ed Humphreys, Matt Hurry, Elfyn Round and Abbie Skinner-Biring.

(L-R) Costume Design and Making students Lydia Tysoe, Sophie Crompton, Sarah Keeton, Sophie Anagnostopoulou and Katie Taylor
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(L-R) Costume Design and Making students Lydia Tysoe, Sophie Crompton, Sarah Keeton, Sophie Anagnostopoulou and Katie Taylor

Sophie Anagnostopoulou found the experience to be very positive, commenting: “For me the exhibition was an amazing opportunity to be inspired by some very talented people. It was great fun and a pleasure to be a part of such a creative and quirky exhibition.”

Nadia Malik, course leader for Costume Design and Making, told us: “Destinations was conceived as an opportunity for a specialised collaboration of costume and performance-based courses outside London, to present final year work to a hive of experts, making this a fantastic platform for our students. And with the calibre of work being so high this year, nearly half of our final year students were selected to show constructed costumes, design portfolios and images from a ‘performed’ photoshoot.”

She continued: “There was a vibrant buzz surrounding the lead up to the exhibition from both industry professionals and the five exhibiting institutions. The industry preview afforded our students the perfect opportunity to converse with costume practitioners – makers, designers, wardrobe supervisors and textile artists – about their work and industry ambitions in an informal, inspirational way. The occasion provided not only a wonderful experience for our students, but also tangible exposure to costume specialists, thereby enhancing their future prospects.”

Duncan Howell, course leader for Design for Film and Television, added: “Film and Television is a booming industry and we are proud that our graduates will be the art directors and production designers of tomorrow. The work shown at Destinations was just a small selection that represents three years of hard work, fun and friendship, and our students will be leaving with the education and work experience gained from this unique course.”

Design for Performance students impress industry at Destinations

Published on 29 June 2018
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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