Veteran scenographer and AUB Visiting Professor Pamela Howard met Costume and Performance Design students

Pamela, who is a world-renowned stalwart of theatre design, has trained some of the UK’s top stage designers, including Olivier-award winners Lez Brotherston and Bunny Christie.

The academic and director, who is perhaps most synonymous with the craft and discipline of scenography, was trained at the Slade School of Fine Art in the 1950’s, and was awarded an OBE for services to Drama in 2008.

Speaking to AUB Costume and Performance Design students, Pamela delved into the importance of scenography as a mode to convey story, character and role. Students were invited to describe and examine their scenography works and those of others in response to texts, thinking in both critical and practical senses.