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    Working on Prague Quadrennial 2023: celebrating performance design

    Design for Performance and Stage Management students were invited to Prague to work on the 2023 Prague Quadrennial, the world’s largest festival of design and performance. Stage Manager Johanna Bunyan told us more:
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    Living in a Barbie World… Design grad Emily Bates on creating Barbie Land

    Design for Performance grad Emily Bates has just finished her dream job – creating the miniatures for the set of the blockbuster Barbie movie! She tells us what it’s like to have been immersed in pink for the last year.
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    Scenic Construction: Building a future in the arts industry

    The new Scenic Construction course was set up to fill a gap for qualified highly skilled construction workers in both theatre, and the booming Film and TV industry in Wales, which the College plays a big part in feeding.
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    Scenic Construction: Creating industry-ready graduates

    Wales has seen a significant increase in film and TV productions over the last decade, with global companies such as Bad Wolf and Severn Screen making Wales their home, and Netflix, Lucasfilm and more filming here.
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    Theatre Design: Double Linbury Prize win for RWCMD

    The Design for Performance department is celebrating its continuing winning streak with a double win at this year’s prestigious Linbury Prize.
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    Design Success: Six graduates in the final of the Linbury Award – again!

    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama graduates have secured six of the 12 coveted final places for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.
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    Welcome back Balance: The new improved exhibition

    We’re so happy to see the return of our annual Balance Exhibition filling the Linbury Gallery and Bute Theatre with the incredible work of our final-year Design students.
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    Designer Millie’s traineeship at Theatr Clwyd

    Congratulations to Design for Performance graduate Millie Lamkin, who’s the very first person to be awarded the new RWCMD and Theatre Clwyd traineeship.
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    On the big screen: #MadeInWales

    With breathtaking landscapes and more castles per square mile than anywhere in the world, Wales has always been a favourite with film producers looking for epic outdoor locations.
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    TV on location: #MadeInWales

    If you live in Cardiff it’s not unusual to see an ambulance from Holby City Hospital parked down the next road, a Cyberman marching down the high street, or a car park full of dressing room trailers and catering vans.
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    Mental Health Awareness Week: Looking after your wellbeing

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and we’ve teamed up with Student Services Manager, Kate Williams, to give you some key tips, advice and resources about how to take care of your own mental well-being.
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    The Flying Bedroom Theatre Company: trust and teamwork

    Catching up after a busy summer, we spoke to four members of the Flying Bedroom Theatre Company about touring, trust, collaboration and the future.
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