Fiona Watt

Lecturer in Scenography, UCA Canterbury

Academic, Canterbury School of Architecture

Fiona Watt joined UCA as a sessional lecturer in 2012 before taking up a permanent post as Lecturer in Scenography in 2014

Fiona has taught on a sessional and visiting lecturer basis at a number of institutions throughout the UK over the course of her 25 year freelance career as a scenographer/theatre designer and creative producer.

She regularly curates and facilitates international projects for festivals and symposia such as the Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design. Centred around contemporary scenographic discourse that explores design as performance, these projects seek to engage emerging practitioners in this international dialogue.

Fiona has a strong relationship with the community and the landscape surrounding UCA Rochester, leading Interreg and EU funded projects that have challenged barriers to accessing the arts and higher education through creative participation and performance.

Fiona trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course, London.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

As Honorary Secretary of the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD), Fiona runs a professional association that supports and celebrates the work of designers for performance based in the UK. She writes regularly for the Society’s journal, Blue Pages and exhibits at the quadrennial exhibitions that the Society stages to coincide with the Prague Quadrennial.

Her essay ‘An Articulation of Process’ was published in the catalogue that accompanied Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011 to 2015 (Editor Kate Burnett) and her work is featured in Christopher Baugh: Theatre, Performance and Technology 2nd edition, Palgrave MacMillan 2013

Christopher Baugh: Essay: The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on the 2011 Prague Quadrennial Edited by Arnold Aronson. Published by Arts and Theatre Institute/Prague.

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

UCA Research Grant to attend ‘ Presenting the Theatrical Past’, International Federation of Theatre Research

Research Outputs

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