Training Opportunity

MA Costume Design for Performance

This costume design course develops confident and experimental practitioners who push the boundaries of traditions and explore innovations in costume for live, film and digital performance.

Where graduates have gone on to work: graduates find employment as designers, assistant designers and costume supervisors in the theatre, film and music entertainment industry. Employers have included: the Royal Opera House, Netflix, Amazon, BBC, National Ballet, major film productions such as Harry Potter, Spiderman and clients such as Dior, Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Kylie Minogue. Alumni are employed in leading academic roles for costume design and frequently win prizes in international exhibitions and competitions such as World of Wearable Art, Linbury Prize for Stage Design, World Stage Design.

Industry links: the course is firmly linked to industry partners, giving students the opportunity to showcase work to the public on professional platforms and regularly collaborate with professional companies. Previously students have worked with Sadler’s Wells and the V&A.

Facilities: students have access to highly specialist workshop facilities and the expertise of supporting technicians in areas of costume, technical effects, media and wearable tech.

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