Taught course

Costume Design for Performance

Institution
University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion · University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications; OR Relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of three years.


If you are selected for interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of previous work.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Beyond the understanding of performance and the role of character creation through costume, the study of Costume Design at MA level allows you to locate your practice within the wider realms of contemporary culture and art, as well as within the relevant dramatic, social and political contexts.

The course offers many opportunities for collaborations within the college or the wider context of the University of the Arts as well as with practitioners from the large performance and art sector in London and the UK.

The relationship between drawing, practical realisation and performance is central to the way design is approached: ideas are developed on paper, 3D modelling, through movement, as well as through pattern cutting, textile and material manipulation and practical testing. Practical experimentation is achieved through access to the extensive technical facilities available within the college and the expanding knowledge of the uses of analogue and digital methods.

The costume studios are well equipped to enable students to develop their ideas into practical realisation, and expert technical support is provided for students on a weekly basis.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500
International students
£19,350

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
15 months

Course contact details

Phone
020 7514 7973/7582/7344