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Costume for Theatre and Screen (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Costume for Theatre and Screen (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) offers two specialist disciplines: costume design and costume interpretation.

Costume Design is concerned with visual storytelling.

  • Students should have an interest in people, history, and geography
  • Students will use a range of sources, including text, images, music, and choreography to analyze and create characters
  • There is a focus on drawing and communicating ideas in 2D, but 3D construction skills are explored
  • All projects are for live or recorded performance. Students are encouraged to fully understand these contexts within their concept and development work

Costume Interpretation is the process of making costumes from a visual reference and developing skills to a very high level.

  • It requires imagination, sensitivity, an understanding of context, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • At Wimbledon, you will use men’s and women’s period clothing, cut and construction as a template for understanding the complex challenges of the discipline
  • You will have the opportunity to learn specialist traditional skills, such as tailoring and millinery
  • Students may also go on to make contemporary work that utilizes techniques such as molding, casting, textile experimentation, metal and leatherwork


Graduates have gone on to a range of careers within theatre, film, and television. Some have found work as costume makers, designers, wardrobe supervisors, and assistants, while others choose to carry on their studies at postgraduate level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to study in theatre and screen
  • Designing and making - the principles of practice
  • Looking at ideas - debates in the discipline
  • Who are you? Establishing a specialism
  • Collaboration and its’ connections
  • Practice as a laboratory
  • You think what? How to research and review work
  • Where in the world? My specialism in context

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are one or a combination of the following qualifications:

  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • 2 A Levels at grade C or above
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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