Waterford city native Laura Broderick who chose the Theatre Studies major on WIT's Arts degree shares some highlights from her experience at WIT
What are you currently doing?
At the moment I am in a show with Jim Nolan and the show is ‘Mount Prospect’ by Una Troy it’s a wonderful piece of work and it’s about women’s plight though history. The play discovers themes similar to Irish women writers like Teresa Deevy, so it is a very interesting work. But at the moment I’m just trying to find my feet and figure out exactly what I want to do and what the right thing is for me. I think it’s really important to take a breather before you jump into anything just to make sure it feels right in your heart and your intentions.
Why did you choose WIT?
Well it was very close to me I am from Waterford city, so it was basically on my doorstep. I also had the luxury to stay at home, so that was a great perk. I also had heard previously that the lecturers in WIT are superb mentors and that pushed me as well in my decision. The biggest factor however is on the open day I met a lecturer from theatre studies and her face was just beaming at me with enthusiasm so that encouraged me the most to take the course option at WIT.
What stands at to you most about your experience at WIT?
For one I love the aura and how chilled out it is and then there’s another aspect being you could experience many different things across the course of the day. There was one day in theatre class and we were unravelling the themes in Charlotte Perkins ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ when the lecturer actually chased us with feathers and I ended up getting a sock pulled off. Which is hilarious because that’s just one example of how free and how exploring theatre studies is as a course. We also do a lot of other activities like meditation and yoga, which is really important in education because it stresses on the importance of well-being and good mental health. It really allows you to dive deeper and meet your most authentic self.
What advice would you have for someone considering their course options in WIT?
I would say to just continue to pre plan get yourself loads of stationary to get some motivation and write down your inspiration as to why you want to do the course. I think a great addition is a lovely little bullet journal and write down everything you can about the course. But also be open to anything because the course you're searching for will come to you.
Interviewed by Kayleigh-Ann Myles at Conferring 2018