Course studied: MA Composition
Graduating year: 2015
Country of origin: Colombia
Catalina is a Colombian composer and graduated from Bath Spa University's MMus Composition programme. She works as a musical director and composer for theatre. Currently is the musical director of the National Company of Arts in Colombia.
Company website: www.lacna.co
Being a Bath Spa Alumni has open many doors in my country and also helped me realise what I want to be as a composer. The experience studying abroad helped me to push the boundaries of my knowledge and explore new possibilities both in my music and in my own life.
In my job I have been able to share the experience and use it to make the company grow and explore new ways of making art.
"The experience studying abroad helped me to push the boundaries of my knowledge and explore new possibilities both in my music and in my own life."
''My advice for current students is ...''
Make the most of it. It is a very short time and there is a lot of knowledge to take on. Use your time wisely and take advantage of your professors.
''The best thing about the course I studied was ...''
The openness to different styles and multidisciplinary approach to composition. The experience with the festival director and working on how to sell your work is very helpful too.
''I recommend Bath Spa because ...''
It has wonderful staff. The city is amazing. Get to interact with people from all over the world.
Why did you decide to study in the UK at Bath Spa University?
The programme is very attractive and can't be found at other universities in Colombia
What is your advice to other international students considering studying at Bath Spa University?
Choose it. It is a great university to have the experience of living abroad. you'll have all the support you need.
"The best thing about Bath Spa University ... "
The city. the campus. the international students groups.
"I recommend Bath Spa University because ... ''
The professors are top in their fields.
Yes. An international students scholarship and a COLFUTURO scholarship from Colombia.
Your International Experience
From the first moment I felt at home. They are very welcoming and helpful from finding a home to getting in touch with other students, finding friends and writing essays. You can meet people easily, I even met some students online before getting there.
The courses are very interesting and the professors are brilliant. I had the opportunity to work with people from other courses too. It was the best experience of my life.