Course informationThe course has been specifically designed to provide a range of skills in this specialist area. It is aimed at those working to expand their skills in theatre costume at the same time gaining a qualification at Level 3.
The course consists of costume design, script and character analysis, history of fashion, engaging the audience through design, interpretation of design, flat pattern cutting, drapery, underwear such as corsets, petticoats etc, outerwear, fittings and alterations, construction and finishing techniques, the construction of accessories, including masks and millinery (hat making). You will be expected to solve complex problems through the application of practical, theoretical and technical understanding.
Year 1 covers 8 units from the principles of performance to a collaborative performance project. Year 2 covers 4 units from developing production skills through to the extended project.
We produce costumes for live briefs such as The Alice Experience, Titanic the Musical, Croxteth Hall Victorian Christmas etc. Students compete in competitions such as The Royal Opera House Design Challenge. Over the last two years we have achieved a Highly Commended in 2018 and a Winner in 2017. Students got to display their work in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Students have also been successful in The Worshipful Company of Glovers student glove design competition.
This course is Advanced Learning Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.
QualificationsUAL Level 3 Performing & Production Arts
This course leads to...Employment within the theatre environment, wardrobe maintenance, props, design, costume or UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma.
Entry Requirements5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above or equivalent plus an interview.
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