“Studying at LIPA enabled me to develop the skills necessary to work as a freelance theatre set and costume designer for plays, musicals, opera and ballet. I was able to immerse myself in a variety of work in a variety of genres, and was surrounded by a group of very talented individuals all striving to achieve. I've enjoyed a lot of luck ever since I graduated, but I've also worked incredibly hard to realise my dreams and ambitions.”
Morgan Large (Theatre and Performance Design, 2003) is a theatre designer who recently designed the West End dance production Midnight Tango and Othello at the Sheffield Crucible. Other recent credits include the UK tour of The Diary of Anne Frank and the world tour of I Dreamed a Dream. He also designed the West End shows Fame, Footloose and Flashdance.
"My degree in Theatre and Performance Design has equipped me with a wide range of transferable skills. During my studies at LIPA, I gained real, hands on experience in costume and set design which enabled me to confidently step into the working world, and my degree enabled me to be hired almost immediately onto some amazing projects with some incredibly talented industry professionals. In a recent career change, I chose to embark on an MFA in Animation at the University of California Los Angeles, in the USA, and the live performance design skills I gained at LIPA now informs my work in the field of Animation."
Liza Rhea (Theatre and Performance Design, 2007) has worked on puppets for Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House, costumes for Wicked in Japan and costumes for a parade for Cirque du Soleil. She is currently studying towards her MFA in Animation at the University of California, Los Angeles.