Naomi Knox

 Student/Alumni profile 

Course: BA (Hons) Acting

Naomi is an actor, writer and facilitator. She graduated Bath Spa with a first-class honours degree in Acting in 2017. Since then, she has been working in the industry; acting for stage, working as a voice-over artist and a performance poet.

She is currently working on a verbatim production called ’4’, which is giving an insight into Black presence in Britain throughout generations. It is being developed in 2021 and showcased in 2022. She also works as an Event Manager and Host for online writing events, looking at making writing accessible for all.

"It was the audition that made me choose Bath Spa. I got a taster of the course and truly felt that the tutors were passionate about delivering an outstanding course for the students."

Your highlights

Meeting such wonderful people and creating lifelong bonds. I feel as though I gained a second family while at university.

How did the course support your steps into the industry?

In every way possible. Going into the third year was very daunting. However, as time went on you realised how the course had provided you with a strong foundation to enter the industry. From the first year, you're equipped with a range of skills to help you develop yourself as a creative individual.

I learnt that there are always opportunities around you; opportunities to flourish as a performer. For me, this course pushed me to create my own work and gave me the confidence to do so. I truly believe our industry is full of different and exciting ways to develop and showcase your craft; you just have to be open, willing and often your own advocate.

"I would never have come out of university with my own theatre collective without the knowledge I have obtained from this course."

"I am most proud of..."

In my last term at University, myself and two other students wrote, devised and performed our show "Seeds" as part of the Bath Fringe Festival and subsequently formed our own theatre collective, Between Creatives.

This was such an incredible opportunity as we were given the chance to produce a professional show to be seen by our peers and the public. The show was reviewed just like a theatre performance and we also received feedback which led us to move forward in our work.

"The best thing about the course was... "

The support and guidance you're given by your tutors. To be supported and encouraged continuously throughout your studies provides you with the confidence to push yourself to achieve your absolute best.

"I recommend Bath Spa because..."

You're given the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and gain experience from a course that is tailored to train you for the industry you're going to enter. You are taught by industry professionals who truly understand what you need to work as a creative.

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