Holly Coulson MA Performance Design

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).

Students drinking coffee in Clifton Village
The training provided by the MFA programme is superb. The depth with which we explore, paired with unyielding curiosity that is met with the most knowledgeable, passionate, expert tutors is what makes BOVTS programme one of the finest around. I feel honoured to call BOVTS my grad school. Rachel McVay, MA Professional Acting Student