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Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design and Construction) BA (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This specialist degree focuses on developing both your costume design and costume construction skills. You’ll learn how to translate your creative ideas into professional costumes for theatre, film and television, dance, opera and other performance areas.**Key features**- Our graduates go on to secure jobs in the design for performance industry. 90% of our graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE Survey 2016/17).- Focus equally on your designing and construction skills.- Work in a dedicated studio fully equipped with professional design, sewing, and costume construction equipment.- Take part in live industry projects. This has recently involved designing and making costumes for Curve, Leicester, Working at Lichfield Garrick Theatre on Cinderella, working with Bruce Asbestos and Nottingham Contemporary on live art catwalk.- Receive support for work placements, gaining experience with national organisations such as Scottish Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Manchester International Festival.- Visit design exhibitions at venues like the V&A Museum in London, and the National Theatre costume department.- Go on national and international study trips, visit exhibitions and see opera, ballet, theatre and dance performances.- Opportunity to apply for an international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.- Showcase your work in our Student Showcase, with the opportunity to be selected to exhibit at other graduate events in London.- The course is accredited by The Textile Institute at Associateship (CText ATI) level, reassuring employers that our students graduate with a high standard of professional skills as well as their degree. **Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Employability**Employability is excellent for this course, with 90% of our graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE survey 2016/17).Recent graduates are working as freelance costume designers, trainee costume designers, and wardrobe assistants for a range of theatre, film and television productions. These have included Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book of Mormon, and The Winter’s Tale at the Garrick Theatre, London.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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14,500per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 86 3

    32nd out of 102 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    144 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    140 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%



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