The course seeks to present you with demanding but exciting and valuable projects that will demonstrate the breadth of the costume making and costume supervision subject areas and the focus that you will need to achieve to succeed in a competitive employment market. Graduates from this course have gone on to make costumes for theatres and film studios all over the world, so if this is your dream we can help you achieve it. You’ll discover how to create historically inspired, sometimes fantastical or contemporary costumes on this exciting and creative course. You will make costumes and supervise for shows, films, plays and new performance disciplines. This is a diverse and demanding subject – you need to be interested in art, design and all types of performance. As well as technical skill, you’ll realise great costume making and supervision of the process depends on your ability to interpret ideas and we place a real emphasis on how you approach your conceptual work. You will work very closely alongside students from the performance design and film costume course as well as with our make-up, acting and film production courses on theatre and film productions. We believe that understanding and experiencing the overall production process is what sets our students apart and gives them an edge in industry. In the first year, the course curriculum explores both performance design and costume making for the first two terms. You will then make a firm decision whether to remain on the course you originally enrolled in or to transfer to the BA Performance Design and Film Costume course. The final unit will allow you to focus on costume making and supervision as you create a complex costume based on a dramatic theme. You also develop skills throughout the first year in theoretical study. Here the focus is on learning as much as you can about performance studies and methods for applying critical theory to your written work. Most of our students undertake a work placement in the summer after Year 2 and this is also encouraged in the third year. In the dynamic third year you will have the opportunity to work on an extensive and valuable range of live theatre and film productions. Approximately 75% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio, and the remainder will be independent study. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based. Studios and resources Each studio space has enough industry standard cutting tables for each student to work on. Students also have access to: industrial sewing machines and over lockers, industrial steam presses, CAD driven embroidery machines and dye and textiles room, where you can use dyeing and screen-printing equipment.
100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
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Additional entry requirements
Generally, we do not require a portfolio. However, in certain circumstances admissions may require a portfolio if you have not studied a relevant level 3 subject.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|PTE Academic||54||A minimum of 51 in each component|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Overall score of 200|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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