It’s all happening for RWCMD’s theatre designers this year. In the spring, the students get involved in setting up the Society of British Theatre Designers Transformation and Revelation exhibition, which saw the top designers from the UK exhibiting their work at the college.
Then there was Michael Sheen’s Passion for National Theatre Wales – a team of student designers from the college worked alongside Wildworks on the project, using the project towards their final assessment.
And now there’s the Linbury Prize, the UK’s most prestigious prize for stage design, which gives graduating designers the chance to work with some of the UK’s leading directors and theatre, opera or dance companies. Two students who graduated in July – Holly Pigott and Jacob Hughes – have made the shortlist.
Two other graduates – Cai Dyfan and Gudny Sigurdardottir – also made it into the final 20. Cai is going to be working with National Theatre Wales from this autumn, and Gudny will be designing A Clockwork Orange for Volcano Theatre Company.