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Course summary

BA (Hons) Costume for Performance is for students who are interested in designing and making costume for performance. This includes theatre, film, music and television, as well as more specialised performances. Our excellent workshops, teaching by industry practitioners and work placement opportunities will help you to succeed as a designer and maker of costume, working to support and transform performance. What can you expect? BA (Hons) Costume for Performance integrates the demands of interpreting a performance with specialised design and craft skills. You will explore cultural and historical contexts of the subject and so enhance the design and realisation of you practical work. The success of the production depends upon the joint efforts of specialised designers and makers working together with the director and performers. Students on this course have the advantage of being able to work with students from the related disciplines of 3D effects and hair, make-up and prosthetics. Students have the opportunity to do a short work placement in the industry, and there are several industry-facing projects within the course. The course currently has a relationship with the Royal Ballet School where students have the opportunity to do work placements in the Costume Department. All the subject tutors teaching on the course are practitioners with extensive experience of the industry. London College of Fashion undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere. Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Recent graduates from this course have gone on to work as designers, makers and supervisors in film, television, theatre, music promotions, opera and fashion. Recent examples of employers include the English National Opera, New York Met, Glyndebourne, Jasper Conran, RSC, ENO, and BBC Vision. This course is based in Lime Grove in Shepherd's Bush, which is west of Holland Park and Notting Hill. Tucked away in a quiet street our Lime Grove campus is a beautiful brick building with rustic windows and high ceilings. Nearby Portobello Road market is the world’s largest antiques market and adjacent Shepherd’s Bush Market is full of vibrant fabrics, fresh produce, furniture and falafel. Make-up, prosthetics and photography facilities can be found at Lime Grove, along with media labs. About London College of Fashion London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. We nurture every student’s distinctive voice, teaching them how to challenge and define the future of fashion through cutting-edge media approaches across all channels: broadcast, print, digital, interactive, experiential – and experimental. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
W451
Institution code:
U65
Campus name:
London College of Fashion
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications are also considered.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
82%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £25970 Year 1
International £25970 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Costume for Performance at University of the Arts London - UCAS