"I chose to study at Goldsmiths because of its reputation as a creative, forward-thinking College. The courses I took as part of my degree in English and Drama were flexible enough for me to get a solid foundation in both subjects and, in my second and third years, to focus on particular areas that especially interested me. Tutors in both departments are incredibly passionate about their chosen fields and because Goldsmiths is a research institution students benefit hugely from being in such a cutting-edge learning environment. Tutors are always happy to give advice on both academic and non-academic matters.
Goldsmiths has the feel of a small community. There are many activities, events, sports and societies to get involved in within the College and the wider local area. The mix of students is rich: including a high number of mature and international students, and reflects the attraction of Goldsmiths as a place to study.
After finishing my undergraduate degree I joined the programme, and after graduating four of us from the MA started Green Shoes Arts, a community arts project based in Barking and Dagenham committed to providing children and young people with creative opportunities that are positive, challenging, inspiring and fun. We now run four youth theatre programmes and a dance company, with members ranging between 5 and 19 years old.
Goldsmiths provided a hugely creative and supportive environment in which to develop as an artist and facilitator. As an established practitioner the MA programme gave me an opportunity to reflect on my own practice, develop new ideas and extend my skills. I met a wide range of practitioners on the MA, a lot of whom I continue to work alongside."