Alumni profile: Lara Scott

What have you been doing since you graduated? 

I have just graduated from Goldsmith’s University with a BA in English & Drama. I am pursuing a career in casting and I am also a writer.

During my time at Regent’s I had my sights set on becoming a theatre and film director, therefore during my studies, I applied to do a BA in directing. I received wonderful guidance from my tutors at Regent’s while applying for this course. I was unsuccessful, however knew that higher education was the path I wanted to go down. To this end I enrolled in an access course September 2013, the year I finished at Regent’s. This gave me what I needed to start my degree at Goldsmith’s in the September of 2014. After completing my degree at Goldsmith’s I am pursuing a career in casting as well as keeping up a passion for writing, by writing for various blogs and starting my own screenplay. 

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to go into a career in casting, while also having an interest in writing. I am using my last months at university to build connections in this area of the theatre and film industry. I have various contacts in the casting industry that are helping me get my foot in the door. I am currently in London searching for work in the industry.  

How did your studies at Regent’s impact on you professionally and/or personally? 

My studies at Regent’s gave me a grounding in acting that I have carried with me through university. The skills I learnt from, vocal exercises, script analysis, warm up techniques to theatre history are things I still carry with me today. Being at Regent’s was also the first time I had lived in London and it was going to numerous plays each week that made me so happy to be in this city, and sadly something I now take for granted having lived here for four years. It being my first time living away from home, the tutors were always available to talk to about studies and personal worries.

It was the tutors at Regent’s who were my biggest gift, always encouraging and quick to spot areas of interest and hone such interest and passion. I am still in touch with tutors four years down the line, and am always grateful for their support, whether that be an academic/professional reference or catching up with them in person.

What is your funniest/fondest/best memory of Regent’s? 

One of my fondest memories is reporting to Jane Arnell each week in my monologue class, about the plays and films I had seen that week. Her enthusiasm and insistence on us to see more theatre opened my eyes to the boundless culture London has to offer. I always think of these classes whenever I am in need of a theatre trip.

What advice would you give to recent graduates starting out in their careers?

Keep in touch with your tutors and the resources they have at Regents. If you have moved from London or even moved away from that area of London, remember how lucky you were to study in the beautiful environment of Regent’s park and even luckier if you lived in the area for the period of your studies. Given the constant rise in London housing prices I always think fondly on my time living in the university halls. Living in central London with such close proximity to London theatre is something I will always be grateful for.

What does the Spirit of Regent’s mean to you?

Supportive, scenic, in-depth.


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