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Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    W460

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    5th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    11th

    6 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    140

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    76

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.26

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    05-OCT-20

Course Summary

About the course

On the Costume Construction pathway of BA (Hons) Theatre Practice, you will:

  • Develop skills in costume interpretation and creative
  • Learn pattern drafting, women’s and men’s costume making, hat making and accessories
  • Undertake costume supervision and placements with professional companies and designers
  • Work closely with students of all other theatre disciplines to contribute to the overall understanding of performance and theatre production.

Technically skilled and creatively inventive ‘makers’ are an essential part of any production team, sensitive to the stylistic intentions of the designer and director. The training will principally be in theatre, but these skills are widely transferable to different environments, including television, film and major live events.

What is a costume constructor?

The work of the costume constructor is to interpret the given costume designs, whether period or modern, abstract or representational. As part of the production team, you will work closely with the costume designer to interpret the brief and create costumes and accessories to the level of finish expected by contemporary audiences, and are able to research and understand the time, place and narrative of the production through analysis of scripts and creative concepts.

Alongside high-level and varied costume making skills, you will develop skills in time management, resource management, budgeting and scheduling, working closely with students of all other theatre disciplines to contribute to the overall understanding of performance and theatre production.

What is costume construction?

Costume construction is a craft that requires the making of garments suited to the modern body, while achieving correct shapes and silhouettes for particular eras and designs. You will learn to produce garments that are appropriate for the character and comfortable to enable the performer to use costume to enhance their performance. The course does not focus solely on historical garments and is proud of the range of projects included.

Entry Requirements

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UCAS Tariff

Grades / Points

64–120

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

About this University

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a world-renowned drama institution specialising in the teaching and research of all things theatre and performance. With a central London location, industry-active teaching staff and researchers, Central has all the tools needed to support students looking to train in performance, applied theatre, technical theatre and much more besides. Students benefit from a large number of visiting industry professionals, dedicated technical support and first class facilities that includes the new North Block building, completed in January 2019.

Address

Main Site

Embassy Theatre

London

NW3 3HY

UNITED KINGDOM