Portfolio Review & Mentoring Session
Who will conduct the online session?
The session is conducted with Dana Pinto.
Training: Studied Foundation at Central Saint Martins, BA(Hons) Theatre Design at Wimbledon, PGD Scenography and MA Scenography (with distinction) at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and teaching qualification in Post-Compulsory Education Art & Design from Institute of Education, University College London.
Theatre Design professional experience including designing set and costumes for theatre such as Bridewell, Stratford Circus, Watermill, Old Vic, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Halls at the Southbank Centre, the Albany, Bloomsbury and so on.
Experience in the education sector includes: Curriculum Team Leader, Course Leader, Lecturer, Lead Internal Verifier for the Visual Arts Department at a Further & Higher Education College in Kent and Qualification Writer for a renowned qualification awarding body.
On the Board of Directors as Vice Chair & Vice-Treasurer for a Charity, nominated for a Queen's Award this year, in south-east London delivering performing arts programmes to young people to develop & support creative leadership, provide training opportunities, increase employment opportunities as well as bridging community cohesion and cultural inclusion.
How to book?
Go to the Book Online page on this website
Whom are the sessions aimed for?
Those applying for your Foundation or Degree & preparing to for the interviewing process
Individuals who are in the middle of studying & beginning to prepare for entering the theatre industries upon graduation
Or, for those who are early in their creative career & looking to refresh your portfolio or/& build on your knowledge to structure a plan to take your career further
How is it conducted?
Sessions are based on meeting online, via Zoom, & tailored to your personal requirements.
What should I provide?
You are encouraged to provide links to your portfolio (website, blog posts & social media pages aimed for the theatre industries) at least days prior to the session & to provide any questions that you wish to be covered.
How long is a session and how much is it?
An online Portfolio Review & Mentoring Session is a 45-minute session. The cost is £45.
Accountability Sessions last 20 minutes and the cost is £20.
The Programme includes 2 x 45min plus 3 x 20min sessions, all for £140.
Payable via Bank Transfer, PayPal or made on the website https://www.schoolofscenography.com/book-online
Can I get a refund?
It is non-refundable however you can postpone & select a future date. To do this, you must give at least 48 hours notice by emailing Dana at
What happens afterwards?
You shall receive an email with a summary & encouraged to set a date for an Accountability Session between 3 to 4 months later as a check-in.
What have other people been saying about this?
Feedback from a Designer coming to the end of his studies and making the transition to enter the theatre industry in New York City,
"It is rare to find people who are genuinely willing to help the next generation of theatre artists navigate the harrowing path of starting a career in the industry, Your warmth and encouragement are infectious and I left our conversation feeling like it's all going to be ok. While I think I knew that deep down somewhere, it is different hearing it from someone who's been there and thru it. I think that you and School of Scenography are fantastic and I hope that you know the incredible value you are offering. Mentorship is so important, especially for this competitive field. I appreciate so much what you are doing and I cannot wait to see what you create next".
"I felt really special that you took time to look at my work and talk with me and it was clear that you invested more time outside the meeting thinking about things... having a follow-up session is wonderful"
Online product coming soon...
Introduction to Set Design Course (early 2021)
Further online courses shall be available in 2021, but in the meantime please join School of Scenography on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the:
Portrait of a Scenographer Series
Lockdown Design Challenges
Opportunities to participate in Exhibitions
Online learning through invisible mentorship
Open respectful discussions related to Scenography
Updates on the latest scenographic news
Up and coming events such as a Design Bootcamp and Workshops