GENERATE Exhibition 2020 | Design | Costume | Scenic Art An online exhibition
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GENERATE Exhibition 2020 | Design | Costume | Scenic Art

Generate Exhibition

Welcome to the 2020 GENERATE exhibition, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s online showcase of the work of graduating students from the Design, Costume and Scenic Art courses.

We’re delighted to share the work of our graduating students with you. Showcasing their talent to both industry leaders and the public is the culmination of their training and we’re incredibly grateful for you taking the time to visit these exhibition web pages.

This year’s graduates will be embarking on their professional careers at a time of great uncertainty for the arts and entertainment industries. The way in which they’ve risen to the challenge of completing their training remotely has been exemplary; coupled with their individuality, we’re confident that our 2020 cohort have the tenacity and vision to be change-makers as the industry adapts and recovers from Covid-19.

We hope that the galleries linked below will do justice in showcasing their immense levels of talent, and that the video content will give you a flavour of how our Design and Costume students have continued to remain creative under lockdown conditions. We’re incredibly proud of all of them. As ever, thank you for your support.

ⓘ The GENERATE exhibition currently focuses on the work of graduating Costume and Design students. Scenic Art students are continuing their project work, so please check back at the end of the summer to see their completed portfolios.

Designing during the lockdown

Theatre Design Students Bea Wilson and Benjamin Thapa discuss their time on the course.

Theatre Design Student Carly Brownbridge discusses working on the production of North of Providence & Dolores by Edward Allan Baker.

Graduating MA Theatre Design Students

Graduates of the MA in Professional Theatre Design have received specialised training in both costume and set design. Our design course offers students a range of projects and design positions on BOVTS productions with skills-based masterclasses supporting the design training.

In response to the latest industry developments, this course has been restructured and renamed as MA Performance Design for 2020 entry and beyond. The School is continuing to accept applications for a September 2020 start until Friday 10 July.

The links below will allow you to access the online portfolio or website of each of our graduating students, along with a selection of their work. For further information, or to arrange a meeting with a graduate (industry only), please contact Angela Davies, Head of Design.

Graduating FdA Costume for Theatre, Film and TV students

The vocational training on in-house productions covers all aspects of the costume role for a career in the industry.

Students work to given designs, drafting, fixing and making for, and dressing all the School’s public productions and TV shoots, which usually number between twelve and fourteen per year.

The links below will allow you to access the online portfolio or website of each of our graduating students. For further information, or to arrange a meeting with a graduate (industry only), please contact Jill Blundell, Head of Costume.

Graduating MA Scenic Art Students

Graduates of the Scenic Art MA are equipped with the necessary specialist skills required to work in the theatre, opera and ballet, film, television and animation industries.

The course runs over three intensive terms during which time students gain skills and experience in scenic art techniques and their application. During the course, students acquire a thorough understanding of industry practice and standards.

ⓘ Scenic Art students are continuing their project work throughout the summer. The links below will give you a flavour of their work, but please check back at the end of the summer to see their completed portfolios.

For further information, or to arrange a meeting with a graduate (industry only), please contact Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art.

Making during the lockdown

Costume Students Becky Davies and Madi Barnicoat talk about their experiences of the course.

Copyright (c) 2020 Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. By visiting the GENERATE exhibition, you agree to not copy, reproduce, distribute or publish this content without explicit written consent of the named graduating student, who is recognised as the intellectual property owner.

GENERATE design by MA graduate Emily Leonard, copyright (c) 2020.

School production photography by Ed Felton, Craig Fuller, Mark Dawson and Stewart McPherson. Please see individual School production pages for further information and credits.

Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design