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30th October 2015

Congratulations to our Production Arts students for lighting up the locomotives at the National Railway Museum as part of the Illuminating York festival and winning this year’s Locos in a Different Light competition.

Students from York College and Stratford-upon-Avon College with their winning designPaul KingstonNorth NewsWEB1

The York College Production Arts team joined with students from Stratford Upon Avon College to showcase their lighting skills. Competing against student teams from across the UK , they worked together to create stunning lighting installations around the iconic collections of the National Railway Museum.

The competition was judged by industry experts ranging from top lighting designers to conservationists and museum curators, who considered theatricality, energy consumption, conservation and safety. The lighting installations were assessed on the criteria of safety and conservation; energy and efficiency; object communication; and innovation and aesthetics. 

Pannier Tank illuminated at the National Railway MuseumPaul Kingston North NewsWEB2

Photographs:  Paul Kingston at North News and Pictures.

Production Arts tutor Nicholas Schneider said: “I’m delighted for all the students who took part, their creativity shone through as they lit up six different locomotives in the museum. It’s a challenging competition and a great learning experience for our students, many of whom will go on to become professional lighting designers themselves. It was particularly pleasing to meet up with former York College student Oliver Brown at this year’s competition who is now the Production Arts tutor at Stratford Upon Avon College.”

Backstage Arts students will recreate the installations for public viewings during the Illuminating York festival. which is open to the public from 29th – 31st October from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. 

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Prodution Arts (Backstage Arts) Extended Diploma Level 3


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