Members of staff at the School of Arts are both knowledgeable on and dedicated to creating pathways into the creative industries. Reader in Drama and Theatre Dr Oliver Double hosts the Proper Job Gradcast, a podcast series which features interviews Kent drama graduates about their careers and how Kent helped equip them for what they do now.
Explaining his vision for the podcast, Oliver said: “I launched the Proper Job Gradcast because I wanted current students (and prospective ones, too) to understand the process of finding professional work in the arts industry.”
The latest episode of the Proper Job Gradcast features Peter Morton, the Artistic Director of Half a String. During the podcast he talks about the path that led him from graduating with a drama degree at Kent to becoming a professional puppeteer and theatre-maker. He also discusses his recent work on the Little Amal project, designing and building the giant fox puppet that current Kent drama students helped to build and operate.
“Peter was a great interviewee, not least because he’s got creativity in his bones,” said Oliver on the latest episode. He added: “I absolutely love talking to our graduates about their work and the path they’ve taken to get there.”
The Proper Job Gradcast was launched in 2020 and is aimed at anybody thinking of studying Drama at Kent, current Drama students thinking about what they might do when they graduate, and just anybody who’s interested. You can find every interview, including Peter’s, on the Proper Job Gradcast website.