What's covered in the course?
You will gain experience in custom pattern cutting, design and illustration, bespoke fitting and costume construction techniques, developing you into an active and engaged contributor to costume. Previously, students have collaborated on live projects with Birmingham Royal Ballet, DanceXchange, Sparklewren and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Staff have worked as costume practitioners within national and international companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Google+, as well as the Stephen Joseph Theatre with Alan Ayckbourne. The BA Hons Costume Design and Practice (Hons) course is offered by Birmingham City University.
Our graduates typically go on to professional roles in fashion design, womenswear, menswear, children’s wear, sportswear, garment technology, styling, trend forecasting, graphic design, visual merchandising, buying, PR, costume making, and event management.
One of our outstanding graduates is Betty Jackson CBE, an internationally-renowned fashion designer who is well known for developing bold and imaginative textile prints and translating them into clothing.
- Design, development and realisation
- Individual aesthetic
- Creative direction
- Context and theory
- Creative realisation
- Critical studies
- Advanced practice
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesFashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods Fashion Design Theatre & Dance View 420 other Bachelors in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BC at A-Level or 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A-Levels
- Access to Higher Education Diploma Pass overall with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2. Must be in a relevant subject pathway
- BTEC National Diploma (12-units not including early years) D*D* or combined with 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 112 UCAS points
- BTEC Extended Diploma (18-units not including early years) DMM - 112 UCAS points
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.