Costume with Textiles at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you light up while watching period dramas and other costume-heavy films and TV shows? Perhaps you’re at the edge of your seat, marvelling at the intricacies of the gowns and outfits? If so, this course is for you. On our Costume with Textiles BA(Hons) degree, you’ll learn to design and create costumes for film, TV, theatre, and games. You’ll gain real-world experience via placement opportunities in theatre, film, and TV, with previous students having undertaken placements at Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC, and Open Australia. The course offers a professional approach to costume design and construction and you’ll investigate textiles techniques to give you a thorough grounding in all aspects of this subject area. You’ll hone your skills via a range of briefs to establish a personal identity, too, undertaking independent research, analysing scripts, and developing costume concepts and designs. You’ll be taught by tutors who have professional costume-making experience, learning in our state-of-the-art £30-million Barbara Hepworth Building. Why Study Costume with Textiles BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? An impressive 100% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 19/20 data, UK domiciled graduates). Enrol onto this course and you’ll explore experimentation in costume design and illustration, textile design, advanced pattern cutting and construction techniques, bespoke garment fitting and costume realisation. You can also develop professional costumes, and hone skills such as text/music/character analysis, visual and contextual research methods, and presentation practice. Our design, construction, and textiles studios are home to facilities that help bring your ideas to life, including: • Computer-aided design (CAD) • Traditional and contemporary embroidery • Printing techniques, including handcrafting, laser cutting, 3D Printing and digital printing • Traditional and contemporary knit and weave workshops host a variety of machinery and yarns for students to experiment with. Our textiles and construction workrooms provide specialist equipment, too, allowing you to work on surface textile techniques and sophisticated costume construction methods. If you’re keen to make a mark within costume, fashion, decorative arts, theatre crafts, textiles or more, this course is designed to provide the foundations for a fruitful, post-University career within the costume and textile industry. Professional Bodies This course is accredited by the Textile Institute, a worldwide organisation for textiles, clothing, and footwear. Students who graduate from this course can apply for the professional qualification, Associateship and Chartered Membership of the Textile Institute. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Materials Processes and Practices • Costume Design 1 • Introduction to Costume Construction • Textile Practices Option modules: • Sustainable Principles. To see the full range of modules and descriptions (including option modules), please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll encounter studio-based tutorials and practical demonstrations, and assessment will include design-work portfolios, written assignments, and seminar presentations, individually and in groups. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Textile Institute

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120-104 UCAS tariff points. Applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day, at which you will have the opportunity to present and be given feedback on your portfolio. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
EU £16500* Year 1
International £16500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This information sets out the tuition fee charges for full-time undergraduate students for the academic year 2024/25. This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Costume with Textiles at University of Huddersfield - UCAS