A snapshot of one of our 2020 design graduates in her studio

Carly Brownbridge

Theatre Design MA Student


Carly is a Set and Costume Designer who works across theatre, opera, events, film and TV. She has a degree in Drama Studies and, prior to studying at BOVTS, worked in higher education and commercial design for eight years before finding her way back to theatre.

During the course Carly was the Set and Projection Designer for The Laramie Project at Bristol Old Vic. She is currently working on a site specific, socially distanced live broadcast of two Edward Allen Baker plays for the Bristol Arts Channel.

Carly’s work often takes inspiration from the seemingly mundane and overlooked details of the world. She is excited by working with text, particularly new writing and enjoys creating worlds that intimately connect the audience with the story.

You may be interested to know that her favourite musical is Caroline, or Change and her design process is aided by Hector, a small and very excitable dachshund.


N'Dea in Henry VI
In just one year the MFA programme has given me the confidence in my artistry and the tools to work professionally that I lacked prior to my training. N'Dea Miles, MFA Professional Acting Student