Bad Wolf has renewed its support of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, sponsoring several initiatives that open up diverse pathways to careers in the creative industries.
The production company, responsible for hit TV series’ such as A Discovery of Witches, Industry, I Hate Suzie and His Dark Materials, is at the forefront of a booming film and TV industry in Wales and the UK. The renewed partnership between Bad Wolf and RWCMD demonstrates the company’s commitment to inspiring a new and diverse generation of skilled creative practitioners in production arts and technical theatre, enabling opportunities to access the high-quality training provided by RWCMD.
The College has recently launched a new Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction, starting in August 2021, developed in response to the acute shortage of suitably qualified entry-level Scenic Construction Technicians to work in the rapidly expanding stage and screen industries. Bad Wolf will be supporting the promotion of this exciting new opportunity.
Bad Wolf is continuing its support of a Diversity Scholarship at RWCMD, helping to promote an inclusive and diverse workforce, with support for a talented student from an underrepresented group. In previous years, Bad Wolf has supported students such as Jihan Rezequallah, Palenstine’s first female stage manager, to study for an MA in Stage and Event Management.
Through the sponsorship, Bad Wolf will be also supporting a number of activities, including the Young People’s Production Arts programme (YPPA), which introduces young people aged 11-18 to crucial ‘back stage’ specialisms such as stage management and theatre design. The programme consists of masterclasses, workshops and introductory talks given by professionals in their fields and is currently recruiting for its summer programme.
Sean Crowley, Director of Drama at RWCMD said:
“We’re proud of our continued partnership with Bad Wolf. RWCMD is a space for everyone, and inclusivity is one of our core values. Bad Wolf’s support is invaluable in helping us to extend access to our training and open up the industry to talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, inspiring young people to consider career opportunities they may never have considered.”
Natasha Hale, COO at Bad Wolf said:
“RWCMD does incredible work training highly skilled artists who are ready to enter the industry as soon as they graduate. We’re therefore incredibly proud to support the College in its endeavours to increase accessibility and raise awareness of the vast opportunities the creative industries in Wales can offer. This is a key element of our ongoing work aimed at building a workforce for the future.”
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD), the National Conservatoire of Wales, and part of the University of South Wales Group, operates within its international peer group of conservatoires and specialist arts colleges. It trains young artists drawn from around 30 countries to provide a constant flow of emerging talent into the music and theatre industries and related professions. For further information please visit the RWCMD website, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bad Wolf Ltd
Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 by award-winning producers Jane Tranter & Julie Gardner. Bad Wolf America, based in Los Angeles and run by Gardner, was formally set up as a sister-company in 2019. Bad Wolf productions include THE NIGHT OF (HBO), HIS DARK MATERIALS (HBO/BBC) and INDUSTRY (HBO), A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES (Sky/AMC), and I HATE SUZIE (Sky Atlantic/HBO Max).