Rose Bruford College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Costume Production

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Course summary

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We are still accepting applications for Autumn 2021 entry. Reasons to study Costume Production • The Costume Production programme 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 either based in-house or as a freelancer. • Learn about period and contemporary costume construction, pattern-cutting, running wardrobe and dressing, specialist skills in corsetry, dancewear, fabric breaking down, millinery and wig dressing. • Work on live performances within the College, in London and beyond. As a vital member of the collaborative team, you will work with designers, directors and performers. • Work on a module for Film and TV to understand the costume department’s role within this ever growing industry. • Develop the skills to supervise and manage wardrobe departments in large and small theatres including budgets and time management. • Share classes and projects with students from other programmes to learn about the performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career. Career opportunities Our graduates have gone on to work as costume makers and supervisors in wardrobe departments, for theatre, opera companies, circus, film and cruise liners companies. You may also be interested in: Design for Theatre and Performance, BA (Hons) “I’d recommend Costume Production as it’s a really unique course. It’s very realistic as to how the actual industry works.” Rachel Woolcott, Buyer & General Assistant, Royal Opera House

Course details

Modules

You will learn in the programme’s three dedicated workrooms and use the College’s professional standard laundry with washing machines and dyeing facilities. Productions take place in a variety of venues on campus and in central London. The Learning Resources Centre contains specialist books, videos, and research materials. Year 1 (Level 4): Basic construction techniques and pattern cutting – both stand cutting and flat drafting History of costume Research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry Introduction to theatre production Foundation wear and corsetry Practical costume making project Year 2 (Level 5): Dancewear skills, millinery, fabric painting and breaking down, wig dressing Historical waistcoat project Research and context Two show roles as a wardrobe assistant, including budgeting and dressing Historical half-scale costume project Industry placement Year 3 (Level 6): Two show roles as a supervisor or maker Independent research project Professional preparation Graduate exhibition Please visit our website to view the programme and module specifications in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/costume-production-ba-hons/

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W451
Institution code:
R51
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is London’s International Drama School. We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA/MFA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts and short-term courses, summer schools and foundation diplomas. We use theatre training to help build global communities and relationships. We have links throughout the world in Europe, The Americas and Asia. We currently host students from over 45 different countries. We are training future graduates who will see the world stage as their future workplace. We are interested not only in welcoming international students and practitioners to our Sidcup campus and Central London locations but also working worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our International Student Guide useful: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/media/documents/International_Guide_Jan_2021_-_Final_Copy2.pdf We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/news-events/events/campus-tours/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Widening Access and Contextual Admissions: Rose Bruford College is committed to widening access. We encourage applications from all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of your background, and ensure that no groups are disadvantaged during the application process. We welcome students from all educational backgrounds. For instance, we look at your age, whether you declare a disability, whether you have spent time in care, the area in which you live and, if appropriate, the relative performance of the school you attend. We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points, if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Interview

Audition


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component. We prefer certification from IELTS, but other tests may be accepted.

Unistats information

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94%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

1) Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible. 2) International Student Bursaries for School of Design, Management & Technical Arts Programmes: Each year, Rose Bruford College awards one bursary to an international student as they commence their study on an undergraduate programme within its School of Design, Management and Technical Arts (DMTA). The bursaries, with a value of £2,000 each year for three years (total £6,000) are part of the College’s commitment to making high-quality professional training and education in theatre and the entertainment industries available to students from anywhere in the world. International students, who have international student fee status and have been offered a place on a programme within the School of DMTA may apply for the bursary before starting their studies with us. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Costume Production at Rose Bruford College - UCAS