Vyshnavi Krishnan MA Performance Design Student

Vyshnavi Krishnan

MA Performance Design Student


Vysh is currently a Bristol based set and costume designer for theatre and screen.  Hailing from India as an architect (B.Arch), she strongly believes in the power of story telling through design and art.  Being an avid follower of performance arts, she decided to make a career change as a performance designer, due to a longing passion to tell stories through her designs.

Her methods of working are original and concept driven, her designs being a play between colours, textures and lighting with a primary focus on sustainability and user experiences.  Her concepts are inspired from art, photography and real life.  With her architecture and photography background her skills include drafting and sketching, digital softwares, 3d modelling/rendering and photo manipulation.

At BOVTS Vyshnavi designed the set for A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream directed by Paul Chesterton for the spring term and designed the set and costume for The Ugly One directed by Natalie Simone for the summer term.

Other BOVTS credits include The Writer, a speculative project in term 1 and The Lost
Weekend (Film Noir) for her specialisation project.

Headshot of Head of Performance Design
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