Rowan Batoctoy MA Scenic Art

Rowan Batoctoy

Rowan Batoctoy

MA Scenic Art

Rowan Batoctoy is an award-winning graduate of Fine Art from Manchester School of Art, and is a current student of MA Scenic Art at BOVTS.

Rowan spent the first years of her life in the Philippines surrounded by makers of props and sets for theatre and film. Inspired by the people and the work from her youth, she decided to pursue scenic art. Rowan has spent the last few years gaining relevant experience through events, courses, and work placements, before finally coming to study as a student at BOVTS, where she has grown as a scenic artist.

Rowan’s credits include Scenic Artist for the BOVTS productions of Hedda (Bristol Old Vic Theatre), Far from the Madding Crowd (The Redgrave Theatre), Troilus and Cressida (The Redgrave Theatre), Absolute Scenes (The Marble Factory) and as Supervising Scenic for The Three Seagulls (Bristol Old Vic).

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Old Masters Project

A recreation of “Portrait of Delphine Ramel” by Ingres using scenic techniques. Taught by Hilary Vernon Smith.

Spray Project

“Vintage Perfume Bottle” created using a spray gun and techniques such as masking.

Wood Project

“The Hare”, Designed by Alexander McPherson. Taught by Emma Troubridge and Alexander McPherson. Created at home during lockdown using wood graining and Trompe L’oeil techniques.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice