Gold for NWRC students in Royal Opera House Design comp

Pictured are Oisin Herron, who won first place for marketing strategy and graphic design and Tipsukon Cochrane who won first place for costume design with Sheila O'Brien Curriculem Manager for Art and Design at NWRC and Leo Murphy, Principal of NWRC.
Pictured are Oisin Herron, who won first place for marketing strategy and graphic design and Tipsukon Cochrane who won first place for costume design with Sheila O'Brien Curriculem Manager for Art and Design at NWRC and Leo Murphy, Principal of NWRC.

Two students from North West Regional College have received first place in the prestigious Royal Opera House Design Challenge!

The challenge based on the opera La Traviata, saw students from colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland compete in categories for set design, costume design, marketing strategy and design.

North West Regional College had a number of students successfully shortlisted for the awards with two successfully winning first place in their categories.

Tipsukon Cochrane was awarded first place for costume design for her stunning gown creation.

Oisin Herron was awarded first place in marketing strategy and graphic design for his poster and marketing strategy.

This is the third consecutive year the college has won the costume design category at the awards.

Each college that entered Design Challenge has the opportunity to attend an evening’s live screening of The Royal Opera’s La Traviata at their local cinema.

The competition winners will now get the chance to attend a special day at the Royal Opera House, including a backstage tour, a visit to a specific ROH department, and a Schools’ Matinee performance of The Royal Opera’s La Traviata on 11th March 2016.

To win the prizes, the students had to take into consideration the Director’s Visions - which are a key element of Design Challenge and demonstrate the intrinsic relationship between a designer and a director.

Students choose one of the five visions from the director which will help to focus and inform their design process.

The students’ designs are now display for all to see in the EnLAB area at the reception of NWRC Foyle Building.