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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**- 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.- Opportunity to be selected to exhibit 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. - We're ranked 12th best University for Art and Design in the UK. (The Complete University Guide 2021) - NTU is ranked the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (Guardian University Guide 2021)- NTU is ranked joint 30th in the UK for Art and Design. (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)**Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Employability**Graduate destinations have included costume designing and / or making for prestigious companies such as Angels Costumiers and the BBC, and freelance or in-house costume designing, making and assisting for a myriad of stage and screen companies, events and performances both large-scale and small-scale. These include everything from Outlander to Not Just Fish & Ships, Lichfield Garrick Pantomime to wardrobe on a cruise ship, and making props on the latest Marvel feature. **Your space to create at NTU** We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **www.ntu.ac.uk/artfacilities** to find out more.**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’** Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at **wearecreativesntu.art**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,800per year

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

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

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

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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