Watch: John Macfarlane on designing Frankenstein — 'We kept coming back to something that was so simple'
13 April 2016
The designer on the challenges of adapting Mary Shelley's novel, and creating authentic period costumes that allow for the freedom of 21st century dance.
12 February 2016
The German stage designer discusses the challenges of designing sets and costumes for Chabrier's bonkers comic opera.
4 February 2016
This year’s competition challenges students to create designs for the opera La traviata and celebrates young creative talent.
27 March 2015
Students take on the challenge of creating designs for Madama Butterfly as part of this year's competition.
30 April 2014
National Skills Academies from across the UK took part in the 2014 Design Challenge, with impressive results.
5 September 2013
Young people from National Skills Academies get the chance to show off their creative skills.
3 April 2013
Winners of this year's competition, based on Tosca, announced by Director of Opera Kasper Holten.
17 September 2012
Enter our design challenge for students attending Skills Academy Founder Colleges.
23 May 2012
Winners of this years Design Challenge announced.
18 October 2011
Enter our design challenge for students of Skills Academy Founder Colleges.