West End success for Becca!


13.08.2018

Since graduating from University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Becca Moore’s career has taken her to the West End and more.

BA Theatre Design and Production

Becca graduated from UWTSD in 2016 with First Class Honours in Theatre Design and Production. Since then, her impressive CV includes working with National Theatre Wales production City of the Unexpected, a year-long tour of the UK and Ireland with All or Nothing: the Mod Musical – a production about the rise and demise of the 1960’s band, The Small Faces. She then took on the role of Assistant Stage Manager for the autumn tour, before moving on to the West End at the Arts Theatre and then the Ambassador’s Theatre. She is about to embark on a new adventure as Assistant Stage Manager with the National Theatre on their schools tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. So, with the world at her fingertips, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with her and find out how UWTSD has helped her in her career.

Becca said: “The knowledge and skills that I gained in every single module and project were so much more valuable than I ever could have expected. I was able to experience every aspect of theatre: lighting, sound, AV and digital design, set design and scenic art and construction, costume, make-up and props, stage management, main-house, touring and site-specific theatre, covering the whole process from Pre-to-Post production. This is the great benefit, and one of my favourite aspects of this wide-ranging course, as I have become a versatile theatre and stage management professional with many transferable skills.”

Stacey Jo Atkinson is the Programme Director for BA Theatre Design and Production. She said: “We are so pleased to see Becca’s progression since graduating and accomplishing so much. Becca was a diligent and ambitious student who has continued in her professional career. The Theatre Design & Production degree focuses on professional development and practical learning to prepare students to graduate with a solid foundation and assured skills to aim high to follow their dream jobs. We wish Becca all the luck in her new position at the National Theatre.”

Becca continued: “I made the absolute most of opportunities available to me, as well as openings doors for myself and searching for opportunities outside of campus. I had the good fortune to work with companies such as Welsh National Opera, Taking Flight Theatre Company, Prague Quadriennale, It’s My Shout, and National Theatre Wales, all whilst still studying. I wouldn’t have had the confidence to take on those roles and responsibilities if it had not been for all the people that I met and worked with throughout my time on the course, from tutors to colleagues, directors to cast members, designers to production teams.” 

“You also have the added bonus of working closely with the tutors – who are all working professionals in the field, so everything you cover is current and relevant to this ever-evolving industry. The support and contact time you have is a real strength of the course, as is being given great responsibilities and encouragement to challenge yourself, push boundaries and be creative and unique. This is all still relevant today, 2 years on; not only are we still in contact but we are good friends and catch up when our busy schedules allow. They want nothing more than the best for you; success and happiness in whatever you go on to do.”

As she looks to the future and all it has to offer, we asked her what her goals are now that she has started on her career in the creative industries. She said: “My goal is to establish myself as a successful stage management professional and see where that takes me. I wouldn’t know where to begin in explaining how the course prepared me for all of this, but I do know that I wouldn’t be in this position I am now in, if I hadn’t studied at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. I have to pinch myself every now and then. You can achieve great things here and I can’t recommend this course enough to anyone contemplating a career in the Arts. It’s an incredibly creative journey that you must go on, in order to be able to take on anything the industry throws at you.”

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you Trinity. I really look forward to whatever the future holds…”

To find out more about Becca or view a detailed portfolio of her work, please visit www.beccamoore.design.

The BA Theatre Design & Production degree is a practical, hands-on programme designed to build upon a broad foundation of production skills right through to producing performances. The course enables students to explore, design and create exciting new work alongside industry professionals. It offers practical vocational training for the creative industries, taught by experienced practitioners. It is run from UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus, a small, friendly, and creative campus fully equipped with a scenic workshop, costume and design studios, as well as excellent facilities including the 375-seat Halliwell Theatre with its accompanying studios and workshop space.

Further Information

For further information, please email: press@uwtsd.ac.uk