A COLLEGE student from Huddersfield has been offered a place at one of the world's top schools for performing arts.
Rebecca Mason, 19, of Marsh, is studying for a BTec National Diploma in performing arts at Huddersfield Technical College.
Now she is set to move to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) in London to study theatre technical arts.
The Huddersfield course includes drama, dance and musical theatre, but performance is not Rebecca's main passion.
The Scottish-born student said: "From an early age I've been more interested in the technical side, lighting, sound, costume and stage management.
"While performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival I started doing make-up and props, which then led to stage- building.
"I want to work in theatre as a production manager, so I came to Huddersfield to develop my stagecraft skills and get a recognised industry qualification.
"The college has enabled me to achieve my goals and help me get a place at Rada."
The Graduate Diploma in Theatre Technical Arts is taught at Rada, which is recognised as a centre of excellence.
Martin Aylott, the Technical College's senior co-ordinator for performing arts, said: "We're very proud to see Rebecca offered a place against the most able and motivated students in the country."