Press Releases 2014-2015

UWTSD Student Working with Welsh National Opera

20.08.2015

A University of Wales Trinity Saint David student is currently working with the Welsh National Opera. Second year student Becca Moore from the BA Theatre Design and Production course at UWTSD Carmarthen is currently working with the Welsh National Opera (WNO) to design and produce the set and costumes for their new schools tour of ‘Sweeney Todd’. 

Becca said:

"Working with WNO has been a great opportunity for me to experience working not only as a professional, but with professionals in the industry. I've been exposed to new disciplines, especially where I have had no previous experience - the production team have been more than encouraging, and go as far as bringing in experts to guide me further. The knowledge I have gained so far has been invaluable, and I'm certain it won't end there - with an exciting tour to look forward to!

“The Theatre Design and Production course at UWTSD has really played a massive role in my development, the support and encouragement has helped me find my feet in all aspects of the theatre process and production, and I'm getting to put that into practice now.

“I don't think I would have fallen in love with this industry as much as I have, if it weren't for discovering this great course."

 Stacey-Jo Atkinson, Theatre Design and Production Lecturer said:

“This fantastic opportunity is an invaluable experience for Becca, being able to work within a professional environment whilst still studying is priceless. This is a wonderful professional experience for Becca and it creates great industry links for the course and university.”

The BA Theatre Design and Production course is a pyramid structure built upon a broad foundation of production skills in areas such as costume, stage management, scenic construction, lighting & sound, theatre styles and scenic art in the first year.

The second year concentrates on the application of these skills in a variety of design contexts before students specialise in a particular discipline for an entirely production-based final year.

The principle of developing graduates skilled in more than one area, with a firm foundation in the methodology of theatre-making is central to the teaching. Work placement modules in the final year have increasingly led to employment opportunities and graduates are currently working in a range of theatres from small-scale touring companies to large-scale opera companies.

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Or call/email us on 01267 676669 / heather.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk 

 

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk
  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014