BA (Hons) Costume Production & Associated Crafts — Overview
Our intensive, practical Costume Production & Associated Crafts programme helps you develop into an outstanding costumier, ready for a wide range of careers in the performance industries, including television, film, the stage and heritage exhibitions.
You’ll gain the most sought-after craft skills, including strong technical competence in pattern-cutting and costume construction.
Our programme incorporates research into the historical and cultural contexts of costume, as well as giving you an understanding and appreciation of costume design principles.
The programme encourages you to think about design and to make costume accessories, amongst gaining other technical skills. The hugely diverse range of processes and media that we have on offer makes us a truly exciting place to study costume production.
You’ll work collaboratively alongside students in film and other creative productions, and have access to professional new workshop facilities, including digital printing, textile technology and 3D making.
We’ll also provide you with a strong support network through our dedicated team of lecturers and our links with industry.
The unique strength of this programme lies in its combination of technical focus with opportunities to experience the performance industry first-hand.
What will I achieve?
You’ll learn how to cut and make costumes to industry standard. You’ll develop design and illustration skills to communicate your ideas, and achieve a practical understanding of the rigour involved in making costumes for a range of performance types. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on incoming commissions.
Our innovative students have been involved in making costumes for television series such as BBC’s ‘Poldark’, with Kneehigh Production’s ‘Rebecca’ at the Theatre Royal and for the Actors Wheel production of ‘Dr Faustus’.
Our students have also worked on stage productions such as ‘Wicked’, ‘Book of Mormon’ and ‘Wind in the Willows’, and alongside BAFTA-winning director Robert Young on his new film ‘Curse of the Phoenix’, which won the Platinum Award at Houston WorldFest.
Students have been finalists in various prestigious competitions such as the World of Wearable Art International Design Competition and The Costume Society’s Patterns of Fashion Award.
Past students have been involved in making costumes for Kneehigh Production’s Rebecca at the Theatre Royal, and for the Actors Wheel production of Dr Faustus. Student Jerry Moore worked as a costume designer with BAFTA-winning director Robert Young on his new film Curse of The Phoenix, winner of the Platinum Award at Houston WorldFest.
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BA (Hons) Costume Production & Associated Crafts — Highlights:
- Gain experience working on live briefs, designing and producing costumes in collaboration with performers to put a show together.
- Learn a high level of practical content, paired with a deeper exploration of costume design.
- Develop essential organisational and communication skills.
- Access outstanding facilities across the college.
- Receive support from industry professionals.
- Become a confident, enquiring costumier.
- Visit Puy Du Fou historical theme park and Les Machines de L’île, to discover immersive theatre and large-scale costume in action.
Have a question for our team? Email: COSTUME@pca.ac.uk