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Costume Design and Construction BA (Hons)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: W451

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Costume design and construction is the process of creating and manufacturing clothing and accessories for performers in theatre, film, television and other associated media sectors. Costume designers and makers research, design, source and construct costumes for real or fictional characters, creating practical, bespoke items relevant to historical period and style. This vocational and highly practical course examines costume design and construction both conceptually and practically. The course collaborates with our other performing arts courses as well as external productions and projects and you will work on a variety of productions throughout your time on the course.At the heart of the course are six professional practice modules (two of them in each of the first three years of the degree). In these, you will work as part of a team delivering the costumes for a series of live projects working in collaboration with partner organisations and companies.Supporting this practical learning in Years One and Two are a series of modules which will develop your research and design skills, your analytic and writing skills, and your construction and wardrobe management expertise.In Year Three you can begin to specialise by working in greater depth on two or more of the varieties of pathways that costume practice offers — perhaps masks, puppets and soft props, or the design of costume for film, or historical cut and construction.You can extend your knowledge of these chosen skills in your industry placement and in your independent research and construction project. You will also fulfil key production roles in live projects, at QMU and with partner companies and organisers, as a designer, supervisor or specialist maker. In Year Four if you decide to undertake the honours year as many of our students do, the emphasis is on refining your chosen areas of future practice, using the independent professional practice options to gain practical experience and make contacts in the wider world.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

English or Drama (or another theatre related subject) and preferably Art, Design or Textiles at A Level or equivalent. English is required at GCSE level grade C or 4. Maths is preferred at GCSE level grade C or 4.

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    173 91%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    17th

    37

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