Course studied: BA (Hons) Theatre Design
More about Dorrie
"Theatre Design has taught me the skills to be a confident all round designer and theatre maker, with the ability to work confidently within varying projects. Theatre Design teaches a wide range of skills that suit production within the arts. I have gained knowledge and experience that will suit a huge range of projects and industries."
"I did extensive research through the UCAS database of courses and universities on offer. Forming a table of all the prospective courses in Theatre Design, based on my experience of the open days I rated each course and university, based on location, national recognition, module structure, facilities and approach to teaching, Nottingham Trent BA Theatre Design was the most appealing to me."
"The opportunity to try out a wide range of things, the freedom to become fully involved in projects and make them what we wanted them to be. Frequent challenges in a wide range of areas. Freedom to form our own path. Both group and independent projects."
"Studying in Nottingham was ideal; it’s a great city, with plenty on offer. If you have the drive and involvement in the community and arts network, there are plenty of exciting people and opportunities to become involved with."
"Studying at Theatre Design at NTU was a great experience, there was always access to facilities, between all of the technicians and academics there is an extensive body of knowledge bridging a huge area of theatre, arts and production. All tutors and technicians hold a high level of interest and involvement in both student projects and external projects, on local, national and international levels."
"Throughout final year and since graduating I have found myself in a position, which three years ago I would never have imagined. The course has allowed me to take exactly what I want from it, with the freedom to develop as a Theatre Designer and Performance maker, and feel confident in my professional practice as I join the industry."
"I did a 5 week placement at Polka Theatre, Wimbledon as a prop maker for their in house production of Snow Queen. I learnt invaluable lessons about a functioning theatre and the role of the designer within the team. It was valuable to see from start to finish a real working example of putting on an in house theatre production and the real processes that occur. I learnt about budget management and most importantly communication as a team. The placement acted as an insight into working life within a theatre."
"I am really keen to be involved in a continuing growing scope of performance and theatre. I’d like to be involved in designing and making in as many projects as possible. I would like to work as a freelance Designer and Maker, and explore the role of Assistant designer for larger productions."