Nina Raines Scenic Art Student

Nina Raines

Scenic Art Student


Biography

Having experience in set design and a First Class BA (Hons) Theatre Design degree from Rose Bruford College, I have always had a hands-on approach to designing for theatre, painting and making a lot of my own sets.
I found I enjoyed and showed skills in the practical side of things, so I sought more experience in scenic art – which I am currently undertaking a Masters in with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

I also have 4 years’ experience at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s workshop TR2 where I have been an assistant on various projects ranging from those for small theatres to and international scale.

Theatre for me is such an exciting industry and I feel lucky to be involved at various levels. Design-wise, there is such a joy seeing a project through from initial ideas and scale model, through to its realisation and then the final rehearsal and curtain opening. It seemed a natural progression for me to follow a path into scenic art, something which over the years I have gradually immersed myself in and become very excited about.

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