Course Details

This is a highly rewarding creative subject to study, designed for students who are interested in a career within the Performing Arts. The course introduces the processes, concepts and ideas associated with design and the running of a wardrobe department. You will work with different materials as you assist in costume, mask and puppetry making with in the department. This is a 2 year course at Level 3 to achieve the full diploma though you can leave after the first year with a qualification.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE at Grade 4 or above (must include English Language). It is important that you have a genuine interest in the performing arts and demonstrate a passion for the subject at interview. No previous experience is necessary but basic sewing skills would be beneficial.

Career options

Studying this course will give you the basic skills as you forward your career in both film, TV and theatre. You can also use these skills to follow other careers within fashion and other areas of technical theatre.

Costume Design

Five highlights

  • 1 Practical , hands-on work experience
  • 2 Fully equiped costume shop
  • 3 Enrichment opportunities
  • 4 Course taught by industry professionals
  • 5 Department ranked as Oustanding

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • UAL L3 Diploma Production Arts


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Course code Location Course length Start date
PFA254CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

Collaboration is key to success in the performing and production arts environment. Therefore you will be taught a broad knowledge of technical theatre and then concentrating on acquiring specific skills relating to costuming : dressing , running wardrobe, pattern cutting and making, various sewing skills and techniques and drawing skills. You will learn to dissect a script and work with design concept to create actualised and non actualised projects.

How will I be taught?

The teaching methods are varied and extensive. These range from seminars, workshops and practical tasks. You will have the opportunity to test out your skills on productions within our department..

How will I be assessed?

You will document your learning throughout the year through a combination of an active blog, paper based evidence and practical demonstration and creation. You will be given assignments to complete which will involve a mixture of research projects, portfolios, show paperwork and practical work.

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