More about Rachael
Rachael graduated from our BA (Hons) Theatre Design course in 2014, and was named the winner of the Nottingham Playhouse Prize 2014 during her final year.
What made you choose to study at NTU?
"I remember visiting the degree show while I was still doing my A-levels and just had a moment. I thought to myself, this is where I want to be."
What did you enjoy most about the course?
"It's such a broad subject, and so creative. It actually covers so much more than I thought it would and it's always unexpected. I personally love working in the scale model boxes, I like figuring out how I'm going to make something look as realistic as possible but so small."
How did you find the course staff?
"I really wouldn't be where I am without all the knowledge and support they have shared with me over the years. I can't thank them enough. They have supported every aspect of my learning."
What do you think about the facilities?
"I have practically lived in the theatre design studio, as I work best having a space just for my designing. So being able to have my own desk and space has been important. Also knowing downstairs is the workshop and I can get any help I needed!
"Bonington art shop is a treasure, I'm always nipping back and forth to pick up supplies, and they have everything!
"Being dyslexic I really struggle with finding books, so I usually request them, and then pick them up. Saving a lot of time when doing written work!"
Why would you recommend Theatre Design at NTU?
"The course is fun but also a challenge. Theatre Design is such a broad and diverse subject and it never fails to be different, it's constantly evolving. I've learnt more than I ever expected to and been part of things I'd never thought I'd do."