Each of our four-year BA (Hons) degrees in Design shares common elements of study during your first year. Subsequently, the principles of costume design will be introduced through projects covering contemporary and period drama for stage and screen, fashion and culture, dance, music and performance.
A greater understanding of the design process is developed through tutorials in pattern-cutting and sewing, which leads to you making your own costumes.
Workshops are held in millinery, mask-making, puppetry, model-making and set design. Life Drawing/Drawing is taught throughout the programme.
Students benefit from our extensive links with theatre, dance, film, television and opera companies and freelance designers on a local and national level. We have a strong network of alumni who can offer work experience.
You will cultivate a more in-depth interpretation of projects, covering classical and contemporary drama, film, performance art, dance and opera.
A greater understanding of costume will be developed through historical pattern-cutting, embroidery, fabric manipulation, set design and millinery.
Towards the end of your course you will choose design projects that express your individual creativity. You will design costumes for two productions and make two costumes from your designs.
We have fully equipped studios for pattern-cutting, machining and making, with dressing rooms and design studios.
Each student has an individual workstation within the studios.
Progress is continuously monitored with formal mid-year reviews. At the end of Years 2 and 3 the year's work is formally examined.
The final degree award is based on the final year programme of design work, visual research portfolio, portfolio of professional practice and work in Contextual Studies.
This article was published on Apr 19, 2012