The course seeks to present you with demanding but exciting and valuable projects that will demonstrate the breadth of the costume and performance design subject areas and the focus that you will need to achieve in order to succeed in a competitive employment market. Graduates from this course have gone on to design and 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 whole new worlds on this exciting and creative course. You’ll design and make costumes and sets 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 design depends on your ability to interpret ideas and we place a real emphasis on conceptual work. You’ll work alongside students from the film, make-up, and acting courses on stage and film productions. While your eventual career may not be in both design and making, we believe that understanding the overall production process is what sets our students apart and gives them an edge.
In the first year, the course curriculum explores both performance design and costume interpretation equally. During the second year you may if you choose, select and focus on one of four industry-specific specialisms: Costume Design for Screen, Scenography, Costume Supervision and Costume Interpretation. Most of our students undertake a work placement in Year 2, helping them gain more experience in the area they wish to specialise in and giving them a real feel for what it is like to work in this industry. Work placements are also an excellent opportunity to make contacts and the course has strong links in film, television and theatre. Placements can be taken at a variety of companies, including large-scale theatres, mid-sized and touring theatre productions, television or film productions, costume work rooms or running wardrobes, large costume hire companies, individual designers and makers.
You may choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Design for Screen)
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Scenography)
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Supervision)
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Interpretation)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth
17 September 2018
Coursework and practical work
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You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||This must include at least one Level 3 qualification in a relevant creative subject.|
|A level||BBB||This must include at least one A Level in a relevant creative subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||DMM||This must be in a relevant creative subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE course - 60 credits, including 45 at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCC||This must include at least one Scottish Higher in a relevant creative subject. We also accept Scottish Advanced Higher's.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5 is acceptable to meet English language requirements.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||This must be in a relevant subject.|
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.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://aub.ac.uk/plan-visit-apply/apply-now/entry-requirements/undergraduate-courses/
This course does not expect you to attend an interview or provide a portfolio. Instead we will make a decision on your application based on the information in your UCAS application. You will be invited to an Applicant Day; these are designed exclusively for undergraduate applicants holding offers at AUB. The event will give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus.
However please note in the event we are unable to make a decision based on your application we may request additional information from you, such as a digital portfolio, or may invite you to attend an interview. If this is the case we will contact you to advise you.
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||Overall score of 200|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|PTE Academic||54.0||A minimum of 51 in each component|
AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.
English language requirements
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|