Join the Costume Production course to develop the understanding and skills you need to pursue a successful career in, or related to, the production and management of costumes and accessories for theatre, film, television and performance. This course combines costume-making techniques with core backstage etiquette. Learn and develop your construction skills in producing costumes to be worn and performed in. Students learn a variety of skills in sewing, cutting, draping and construction, creating bespoke costumes for fully realised productions, alongside backstage management and dressing. During the course you’ll cover the entire process of costume creation; from, pattern-cutting, construction, corsetry, dancewear, millinery and wig dressing to key skills including dressing and working as a Film Standby. You will work in professionally equipped workrooms using industry-standard pattern cutting tables, dedicated machines, half and full-scale stands, industrial steamers/irons, laundry and dying facilities. Our famous Face 2 Face event in your graduating year is attended by dozens of industry representatives looking for the latest talent. All our tutors are working professionals and recent visiting tutors have extensive experience within the costume industry on productions such as Frozen the Musical, Wicked, Disney’s Loki and Bridgerton. Our graduates go on to work as Costume Makers, Supervisors, Dressers, Costume Trainees and Standbys in various wardrobe departments, for theatre, opera, circus, film, television, national and international tours and large-scale events. “I chose Costume Production at Rose Bruford College because you gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of wardrobe, from supervision to making and pattern drafting to dressing. I love collaborating to create performances that are staged in one of our three campus main stages or in London theatres.” Jack, Costume Production student You may also be interested in: Design for Performance BA (Hons) (with set and costume, lighting design, visual design for public spaces, digital content and virtual technologies pathways)
Please visit our website to view the course specification in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/learn/undergraduate-courses/costume-production/ Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.
Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design and production arts. We also run short-term courses, summer schools and foundation programmes for international students who are looking for a shorter period of study. You will be studying close to London and have easy access to the amazing culture, restaurants and theatre there. When you study with us, you will join students from more than 25 different countries, and develop skills that could take your career all over the world. We have links worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/life-at-the-college/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/life-at-the-college/open-days-and-webinars/
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
You will be asked to attend an interview either online or in-person. This gives you a chance to meet our staff and view some of the facilities on campus (if attending in-person).
A portfolio can be examples of work you’ve done before, work in progress, ideas you have or even examples of what inspires you.
English language requirements
You must achieve a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component or a Secure English Language Test (SELT) equivalent to this score. We accept all Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as approved by the UKVI.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
1) Rose 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 information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible. Please note the figures listed here are for academic year 2023/24 and are subject to change. 2) International Student Bursaries for Design, Management & Technical Arts courses: Rose Bruford College usually awards one bursary to an international student as they commence their study on an undergraduate course within Design, Management and Technical Arts. 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 course may apply for the bursary before starting their studies with us. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]