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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

In this course, students advance your costume construction skills through our range of taught modules and apply these in practical projects. Our two show seasons maximise your potential for learning ‘on the job’. You also learn about associated research techniques and examine your career development priorities. By the end of the course, you should graduate as a competent costume maker with a strong portfolio ready to take your place in the performance industries landscape.

Some of our provision for postgraduates is shared across courses and is based around presentations and seminars. You look at key critical frameworks, contemporary issues in the performing arts economies and approaches to research in the arts. You undertake advanced skills development in workshops and classes and apply these skills in full professional practice: productions and other live or recorded performance.

Assessment revolves around your development as a creative researcher and practitioner. You document, analyse and defend your work. Assessment includes critical portfolios, verbal presentations, presentation of made work, as well as essays and conventional critical writing. There are also oral examinations. You can undertake a conventional dissertation as an alternative to a final piece of practice.

​Our graduates can work in theatre, TV, film and dance. Due to the programme's focus on providing a realistic working environment our graduates are equipped to work as freelancers or within an established costume department.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,100per year

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

University information

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

  • Campus address

    Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 9HF, England

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