“One of my highlights this year was getting the opportunity to supervise the costume for the AUB production of Earthquakes in London. What is wonderful about Arts University Bournemouth is the amount of collaboration between courses that goes on and in this case, working with both the BA Acting and BA Make up for Media and Performance students was a great opportunity to experience the role in a professional environment. My role in this production was the general organisation of the costume side of the production alongside my co-supervisor, from sourcing costumes to liaising between actors and production team, sorting out budgets or running wardrobe backstage. The production consisted of over 100 costume changes which with a cast of 17 proved to be a challenge! However with the help of our great team of dressers we managed to pull it off and create something I was incredibly proud of.
The Costume and Performance Design course at AUB has been brilliant for preparing me to go into the industry due to the vast amount of live projects I’ve had the chance to work on. As well as this, the course has allowed me to enhance my skills and experiment within other specialisms such as costume interpretation which helped to decide which way I wanted to take my career. There’s such a great atmosphere between everyone on the course and everyone is so enthusiastic about helping each other.
I am now working as a costume supervisor on a production in Selsey to mark 100 years since Charlie Chaplin created his character, ‘The Tramp’ with scenographer, Pamela Howard OBE, which is already proving to be an exciting venture. My three years at AUB have set me up for an exciting future and I can’t wait to see what direction it takes me next.”