COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 Years Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C)
UCAS points up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

This course will provide you with an exciting introduction and overview of the process of costume design. The British Film Institute (BFI) has identified skills shortages in costume at a national level and this course will get you started on a career path leading to film, TV, stage and many other possibilities. You will gain an understanding of the design process and develop the practical skills for creating costumes, clothing and accessories for use in the screen and stage industries.
COURSE DETAILS
This is a new course that brings together skills from across clothing and costume to help you create a vibrant and imaginative portfolio of costume design. The course will provide you with the skills to: • gather historical research to develop and communicate ideas through sketchbooks, 2D storyboards and costume designs • analyse a script for character interpretation • costume construction skills • gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the costume designer You will cover a range of techniques including clothing sketching, garment construction, fabric investigation, embellishment, embroidery, accessories, traditional textiles and other materials including leather or metal. The first year of this course shares teaching with our Fashion or Textiles courses as there are many common foundational skills. This also means that at the end of the first year students can easily change their specialism if they wish to. You will learn in specialist workshops and studios throughout the course with access to industry-standard equipment; our tutors are specialists who have a wide range of industry experience. Projects with external organisations will be encouraged to ensure you experience ‘real-world’ design opportunities. You will have the opportunity to create and display your final design in the School’s Summer Show and potentially support other courses to produce costumes for acting or film course productions. The course provides a valuable start for students wishing to enjoy a career in clothing and costume management or design for heritage, self-employed business/entrepreneurship, interpretation, stage or screen, including the opportunity to create an exciting portfolio of work for your next steps in your chosen career or to apply higher education courses at degree level.


The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FOUR GCSES AT C/4 OR ABOVE INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3, PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF WORK. (IF YOU HAVE MATHS/ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3 YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WORK TOWARDS THESE QUALIFICATIONS ALONGSIDE YOUR COURSE)

MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES

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