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Costume Production BA (Hons)

Plymouth College of Art

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Our intensive and practical Costume Production course will transform you into an outstanding costumier, ready for a wide range of careers in the performing arts – including television, film, theatre, ballet, opera and heritage industries.** From illustrating ideas and researching silhouettes to recreating historic garments and writing narratives - on this course you will develop your practical rigour and understanding of key design principles for costume. Using our state-of-the-art workshops you will develop costumes, wearable props and prosthetics, using textiles, plastics, wood, metals, digital fabrication, and 3D making. You’ll also benefit from masterclasses led by experts in specialist areas such as millinery and make-up artistry. You’ll gain experience working on live commissions, developing essential organisational and communication skills, alongside entering international competitions, such as New Zealand’s World of Wearable Art, and Costume Society’s Patterns of Fashion, in which our students have reached the finals two years in a row.Your learning will be supported by a dedicated team of professionals who have worked for theatre companies including the Royal Exchange Manchester, Royal Shakespeare Company, and West End productions by Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber. You’ll also gain real-world insights from visiting professionals like Cathy Tate, Amanda Barrow and Jane Stuart Brown. In TV and film, our students have contributed to BBC’s ‘Poldark’, ‘Frontier’ by Take the Shot Productions, Canada, and BAFTA-winning director Robert Young’s film ‘Curse of the Phoenix’, which won the Platinum Award at Houston WorldFest. As well as working behind the scenes of smash-hit stage productions such as ‘Wicked’, ‘The Book of Mormon’, ‘Wind in the Willows’ and touring shows from the Actors Wheel, including ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and ‘King Lear’. Our students also create costumes for exhibition purposes, gaining commission from the National Trust, showcasing their skill at major events such as TheatreCraft and Destinations, London, and attending immersive theatre to view large-scale costume in action (such as Puy Du Fou historical theme park and Les Machines de L’ile). Students from this course have been awarded internships at prestigious institutions, including Glyndebourne, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Theatre. Graduates can become: - Costume makers- Prop makers- Designers- Stylists- Buyers- Wardrobe managers- Theatrical milliners- Heritage professionals

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

Although many of our students do come in with top grades and high UCAS points, these aren’t necessarilyessential for entry. We typically ask for a minimum of 112 UCAS points, but we understand that talentedartists, designers and makers can have a wide range of relevant strengths and skills beyond formalqualifications. We’re just as interested in exploring your portfolio and discussing your creative experiences as we are in seeing your grades.


University information

Plymouth College of Art

  • Campus address

    Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 86

    94th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    121 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%


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