Holly Coulson

MA Performance Design


Holly is a Set and Costume Designer in theatre and performance and has specialised in large-scale opera design during her time at BOVTS. She is interested in the relationship between art and theatre and is particularly inspired by the creation of tableau images onstage that are akin to a live painting. Before studying at BOVTS, Holly specialised in oil painting where she graduated from Lancaster University with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art.

Previous BOVTS credits include set design for Twelfth Night (Malcolm X) and Julius Caesar (Malcolm X), and set and costume design for Black Mountain (Wardrobe Theatre).

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018