This is an intensive, vocational and highly practical course covering all aspects of costume work.
This includes pattern drafting (flat and on the stand), costume construction, corset making (flat and on the stand), millinery, ruffs and rebatos, foundation wear, stretch wear and body padding, basic tailoring techniques, hand and machine embroidery, tutu construction, printing techniques, dyeing, distressing and costume enhancement.
The supervisory elements include costume supervision, costume assisting and the various roles within the costume department. This includes hiring and buying to budget, wig care, basic make up, organising fittings and keeping an accurate and up-to-date costume bible, shopping to specific briefs as well as liaising with designers and directors.
You will work to given designs, drafting, fixing and making for, and dressing the School’s public productions and TV shoots, which typically number between twelve and fourteen per year.
Students who successfully complete the FdA Costume for Theatre, Television and Film may apply to the one year BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre, Television and Film top-up award.
Recent theatre placements have included Angels Costumiers, Cosprop Costumiers, Bristol Costume Services, The National Theatre, Scottish Opera, Watford Palace, Royal Opera House, English National Ballet and English National Opera.