Training Opportunity

Costume Production BA (Hons)

The Costume Production course will provide you with the understanding and skills needed to pursue a successful career in the production and management of historical and contemporary costumes and accessories.

You will develop your garment making skills and produce costumes for use in fully realised theatre shows, working to designs by professional or student costume designers. The garments that you produce will be durable enough to withstand the rigours of performance. You will also experience the whole range of responsibilities involved with being initially a wardrobe assistant and then a wardrobe supervisor.

Graduates have gone on to work as freelance costume makers, and within wardrobe departments, for Theatre, Television, Film, Cruise Ships, Dance, and Opera companies.

Recent graduate successes include working at English National Opera, Royal National Theatre, The Globe, London Palladium, Queens Theatre and The Prince of Wales theatres in London, ITV Television, Warner Brother Film studios, Disney corporation, Vivienne Westwood Couturiers, and Gieves & Hawkes, Saville Row. Other graduates have found employment in bridal wear, costume hire, and in the wardrobe departments in the cruise liner industry.

Course Alumni

• Katherine Rogers, Costume Technician, Disney Cruise Line

• Zia Thomas, Head of Wardrobe, Opera Holland Park

• Rachel Woolcott, Costume Buyer, Royal Opera House