Emma Corbett (SGCNZ NSSP 2014)

Emma Corbett was extremely lucky to be invited to be the student costumier for the 2014 National Shakespeare Student Production in Dunedin. She considers NSSP one of the best weeks of her life because she made so many friends and memories. She learned to work with the directors and actors on three plays, good time management, working to a budget, what is involved in producing and organising a Shakespeare production. No matter where they came from or how old they were, they all worked together and learned from each other, making it a life changing experience for all. It was an experience that started her fashion career path and inspired Emma to keep challenging herself to be the best she can be!

Emma is currently in her second year at Otago Polytechnic studying Fashion Design. She absolutely loves her course and has grown so much since her first design in the Shakespeare Costume Design competition. She has just been awarded the Prime Ministers Scholarship Asia to study at Donghua University in Shanghai, China for a semester. She will be taking five fashion-related papers and two business and marketing papers. Last year Emma had the opportunity to start her own jewellery brand ‘Celeste’ and she has sold her designs in the polytechnic pop-up shops. She enjoyed designing the product, packaging and promotion so much that she has decided to pursue a career in marketing.