Course studied: - BA (Hons) Theatre Design
NTU caught my attention with its unique facilities, city centre location and close proximity to the Nottingham Playhouse.
More about Rebecca
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“NTU caught my attention with its unique facilities, city centre location and close proximity to the Nottingham Playhouse; a theatre that the University has a long-standing relationship with. Its dedicated studio space, friendly staff and welcoming students stood out to me over other universities that I had visited.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
"I enjoy the variety of workshops, seminars, trips and projects.One project I particularly enjoyed working on was in collaboration with New College Nottingham (NCN). We worked with two directors, a technical team and 30 actors to create a full scale production, including set design, costume, lighting, sound and props. The production was performed at NCN over two days, toured to the Derby Playhouse, and was entered into a completion with the National Theatre.”
Has the course included any industry competitions?
“I have recently entered the Nottingham Playhouse Prize which gave me the opportunity to work with an industry director to produce a speculative design of The Crucible by Author Miller. It was a huge learning curve and a great opportunity to secure an exciting role after University as a designer with the Nottingham Playhouse.”
What do you think about the course staff?
“The course and technical staff are friendly and encourage you to push your designs to the limit. They support and encourage you to experiment with a range of ideas, along with offering advice and guidance if you encounter any problems.”
What do you think about the facilities available to you?
“NTU provides all theatre design students with their own space in the studio which is great. We also have access to a fully equipped workshop, including a 3D printer and laser cutter, with technicians who are always available to offer help and guidance.”
“Throughout the School of Art & Design we are provided with a gallery space in order to display and view a variety of work, not only within the realms of theatre design but all creative courses throughout the school. It’s a great source of inspiration.”
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
"The city of Nottingham offers a wide range of exciting opportunities such as the Young Creative Awards - open to anyone living, working or studying in Nottingham.
"My short story Impact won the creative writing and overall category in 2016 which lead to a book including a selection of my short stories being published. It was one of the scariest and most exciting things I have ever done. I have had the opportunity to read my book in front of several audiences around the country, including being invited to London to read to the British Dyslexia Association where I was nominated for an award, and opened Nottingham’s bid to European Capital of Culture."
Would you recommend your course and the School of Art & Design?
“I would recommend this course to anyone looking to experiment, challenge themselves and push their design and making skills.”