Job title: Lecturer, Performance Costume, School of Design

Role: Course Organiser, Undergraduate Years 1 and 2

Tel: 01316515813


Office address: Q19, Hunter Building

Contact time: Tuesday , 9.15am - 12.15pm | Wednesday 1pm - 4.30pm | Thursday 9.15am - 1.30pm | Friday 1.30pm - 4pm

Research outputs: Emma Joanne Renhard on Edinburgh Research Explorer

​​​Costume Designer for theatre and film, with a strong track record in 3D costume prop construction , millinery and puppetry. Currently Designer and Supervisor on a low buget feature , working title Polterheist .The film is set in Bradford and West Yorkshire and began life as an award winning short film before gaining the funding to be made into a full lenght film . Experienced in all aspects of a Wardrobe Department from Dresser to Wardrobe Assistant, Touring Wardrobe to Head Cutter, Supervisor and Costume Designer . Has combined industry practice with teaching for over fourteen years and is an External Examiner for Demontford University. Career highlights include:

Costume Designer for Duchy Parade Films on a short film entitled  'Wilfred'  based on the last few days of the poet Wilfred Owen. Costume Designer, Autumn Season, HarrogateTheatre .This 2001 season included the premier of the newly commissioned musical 'Tears of a Clown'  a rock and roll re-telling of Macbeth. 3D costume construction including Rotweiller dogs and Large Tomamtos for Watershed's National Tour of 'Horrid Henry' ,  Supervisor of Student Designer and Wardrobe support for 'The Last Coiner 'a film and Graphic Novel and Project Imagineer for a large scale puppet ,site speciifc , performnace entitled Ark of the Animals.

​Research is currently based on ensuring currency of personal  knowledge and skills within industry practice. This year I have worked with a number of new writers and performers in conjunction with the Beach Hut Theatre Comapny, exploring the portrayal and modernisation of Shakespeare's most recognisable characters. I am also working on a  film as Costume Designer and Supervisor which is being shot over a number of months until February 2018 .