More about Bethan
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I chose to study at NTU because I was blown away with the amount of things you could get involved in, for example the sports clubs and societies. I was also drawn to the way NTU cares for its students, offering support to help make University feel like a home away from home.”
What do you enjoy most about studying Design for Film and Television?
“I really enjoy the knowledge I have gained through work experience opportunities. The course is very focused on making us industry ready, creating contacts and making that transition into working life easier after graduation.”
Has the course included any guest speakers?
“We had a guest lecture from production designer, Donal Woods who has worked on shows such as Downton Abbey and Homeland. One of the most important lessons he taught us was that we need to practice our drawing as often as we can. He also told us that we need to establish good working relationships with the rest of the production team if a piece is to be successful.”
How do you find the courses staff?
“The course staff are great at teaching us the skills we need for industry. We have lots of technical support in programmes such as Photoshop and SketchUp to help us expand our creativity. The administration team are always there to help with any problems – whether they’re to do with the course or outside of university.”
Have you completed any work placements?
“Yes – by far my favourite work experience has been on series 2 of the ITV drama Victoria. I’ve gained many skills from the experience including gilding and woodgraining. I also learnt more about time management, a skill I shall take away with me when I graduate. I met some amazing, knowledgeable people who I now can contact in the future about more work opportunities.”
How do you find the facilities?
“The studio space for the course is well equipped for all of our needs; with desks that turn into drawing boards, computers, scanners, and a light box. We also have the workshop available to us for woodwork, 3D printing, and laser cutter facilities.”