The Northern School of Art (formerly Cleveland College of Art and Design) has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
We are one of the leading costume degree programmes in the UK, with great links to the industry leaders in costume with an international reputation. Our costume degree leads the way in producing costumiers for the entertainment industry through teaching a mixture of bespoke skills that are unique to this degree and not found elsewhere such as: Leatherwork – leather moulding/embossing • Mask-Making • Millinery (hat making) • Tailoring
This creative degree will provide you with the specialist skills required to design, interpret and construct professional costumes for theatre, film, TV, dance and heritage. The degree aims to produce motivated and adaptable graduates, who can respond to the challenges of these constantly evolving industries.
If you are serious about a career in costume industry, this is the costume degree for you!
Previous work experiences include:
Royal Opera House
Royal Shakespeare Company
Strictly Come Dancing
- House of Mooshki bridal wear
Live projects with industry are embedded throughout the three years of study, we work with companies including:
- Theatre Royal Newcastle
Our alumni enjoy a great variety of careers which have included working on:
• Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and directed by CCAD alumnus Sir Ridley Scott (20th Century Fox)
• Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep (Disney)
• Sherlock Holmes, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC)
• Wolf Hall, starring Damien Lewis (BBC)
• Victor Frankenstein, Starring James McAvoy
• Opera North
• National Theatre
• West Yorkshire Playhouse
• ‘Victoria’ starring Jenna Coleman (ITV)
• Rogue One – Star Wars
• Northern Ballet
- • ‘SS-GB’ starring Sam Riley (BBC)
In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: • Costume construction techniques • Critical analysis and costume interpretation • Design and illustration for costume • Fabric manipulation and applied surface decoration • Period and contemporary pattern cutting In your second year (Level Five) you will develop: • Costume communication theory and visualisation skills • Millinery and trimming techniques • Professional and commercial links within the industry • Research, exploration and construction skills for specialist costume • Tailoring for costume industry and specialist sampling • Live briefs In your third year (Level Six) you will produce: • A final project • Dissertation • Exhibition • Portfolios that span traditional and social media routes • Work for competitions and live industry briefs
In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||The Northern School of Art|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We do not currently accept students from outside of the EU.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Pass Foundation Diploma|
Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile.
If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview.
Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate.
It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University Level Campus