This programme is for anyone with a passion for costume and a strong interest in the performing arts. If you have found yourself excited by costume in theatre, film, opera, musicals or dance, and longed to be involved in the creation of memorable and exciting images through costume, then this course is for you.
Costume students are creative thinkers, inquisitive and open to new ideas, they are natural problem solvers and good communicators. You don’t need to be proficient in pattern cutting skills just yet, but if you want to be a Performance Costume student, you will be open to learning these skills.
From the start, as a student of Performance Costume, you’ll be immersed in an exciting programme of discovery. You’ll explore the role of art and design in a modern society and, in particular, the role of costume design in the performing arts.
The Performance Costume programme offers specialist training in both Costume Design and Making for stage and screen. You’ll learn how to respond to text, music and performance concepts and to develop designs for costume that are simultaneously innovative and supportive of the performer’s role. You’ll develop a repertoire of core skills, ranging from research, design for character, textiles, millinery, computer skills and illustration to pattern cutting and costume construction.