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Plymouth College of Art

Costume Production and Associated Crafts

UCAS Code: PW34

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C

We require a C at A level in an Art related subject as part of the Tariff

Pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

96-120
73%
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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subjects

Fashion

Theatrical wardrobe design

**This intensive, practical programme helps you develop into an outstanding costumier, ready for a wide range of careers in the performance industries. You’ll gain the most sought-after costume craft skills, including strong technical competence in pattern-cutting and construction, as well as learning about the historical and cultural contexts of costume, and costume design principles.**

- You’ll work on live briefs, designing and producing costumes in collaboration with performers to put a show together.

- You will receive support from industry professionals, and become a confident, enquiring costumier.

- Visit Puy Du Fou historical theme park and Les Machines de L’île; discover immersive theatre and large-scale costume in action.

You’ll learn to make costumes to industry standard, developing design and illustration skills to communicate your ideas, and achieve a practical understanding of the rigour involved in making costumes for a range of performance types.

You’ll get the chance to work on incoming commissions. Our students have made costumes for TV and film including BBC’s ‘Poldark’, and stage productions such as ‘Wicked’ and ‘The Book of Mormon’.

Our students have seen success in prestigious competitions, reaching the finals of World of Wearable Art New Zealand and The Costume Society’s Patterns of Fashion as well as securing internships at Glyndebourne, Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Theatre.

You’ll have access to professional studio equipment, including a spray booth, millinery equipment and industrial sewing machines, as well as our Fab Lab.

You’ll also have access to a professional working theatre – we are on the doorstep of Theatre Royal Plymouth, the largest and most attended regional producing theatre in the UK, where students attend after-show talks and backstage tours.

You’ll learn from lecturers who have worked on West End productions for Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and gain insights from visiting professionals and masterclasses led by experts in specialist areas.

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

Modules

You’ll learn how to cut and make costumes to industry standard. You’ll develop design and illustration skills to communicate your ideas, and achieve a practical understanding of the rigour involved in making costumes for a range of performance types. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on incoming commissions.
You’ll work collaboratively alongside students in film and other creative productions, and have access to professional new workshop facilities, including digital printing, textile technology and 3D making.
Students have been finalists in various prestigious competitions such as the World of Wearable Art International Design Competition and The Costume Society’s Patterns of Fashion Award.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth College of Art

Department:

Design and Communication

TEF rating:

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What students say


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72%
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Fashion

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Design studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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