Full Time FdA Costume Construction for Stage & Screen

In Middlesbrough

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Foundation degree

  • Location

    Middlesbrough

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

If you have ever been inspired by the beautiful costumes worn by actors, dancers and performers in the entertainment industries, this course will give you the opportunity to develop the specialist skills required to create them. This degree was developed in response to industry requirements for highly skilled and versatile costumiers to interpret costume designs and concepts.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Middlesbrough (North Yorkshire)
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Green Lane Linthorpe, TS5 7RJ

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Course programme


UCAS codes
CLEVE C71
W451

Duration
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time

Location
Church Square, Hartlepool

General overview
If you have ever been inspired by the beautiful costumes worn by actors, dancers and performers in the entertainment industries, this course will give you the opportunity to develop the specialist skills required to create them. This degree was developed in response to industry requirements for highly skilled and versatile costumiers to interpret costume designs and concepts.

First year modules include: Cut and Construction Skills; History of Dress; Embellishment Techniques; Introductory Professional Studies and Work Related Costume Skills

The second year provides you with the specialist skills needed to enter the costume industry. Modules covered are: Tailoring; Millinery; Contextual Studies; Professional Studies and Work Related Costume Construction. This final module should include a period of work experience and an individual negotiated project.

Why study this subject at CCAD?
This course is taught by practitioners in the costume industry, and is enriched by a range of study visits and live assignments.

There are fully equipped costume workshops and studio spaces. Technical support is always available outside of timetabled sessions.

What new skills will I aquire?
Flat pattern cutting, and draping on the stand using period and contemporary silhouettes, structured underwear construction, fabric sourcing, research skills, study drawing techniques and technical drawing. Embellishment and costume finishing techniques are covered, along with opportunities for buying, sourcing / hiring and styling. During level 2, more advanced skills are developed in tailoring, looking at period and bespoke techniques. Millinery includes flat pattern and blocking techniques, and you will work with a range of hat and headdress trim and embellishment techniques. Research and professional practice skills are developed to prepare students for the workplace, or continuing education to BA (Hons) level.

Success stories
Live assignments are selected to ensure appropriateness to the student learning experience. Enrichment on the programme leads to industry links and professional work contacts for future practice. Students have gained finalist places at Made & Designed UK Costume Competition and have worked on West End productions and with Granada TV. Costume graduates from CCAD have gained employment as costumiers at: Madame Tussauds, Angels the Costumiers, BBC, Working Title Films, Northern Stage and The Royal Opera House.

What can I do next?
Work in theatre as a costume maker, costume finisher, wardrobe assistant, cutter or costume supervisor. In TV or film as a costume buyer, runner or on-set costume artist. Within heritage industries as a costume curator, restorer or keeper, and there are many related arts based costume careers you will be prepared for. Graduating students may alternatively continue onto the BA (Hons) Entertainment Design Crafts (costume option).

Full Time FdA Costume Construction for Stage & Screen

Price on request