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Costume Design and Construction (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
On this highly respected vocational BA Costume Design and Construction (Hons) course at the Queen Margaret University you’ll learn how to research, design and construct costumes for performers of many kinds.
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Overview

With the BA Costume Design and Construction (Hons) course at the Queen Margaret University you’ll work on live projects with renowned creative companies, and the course has a strong graduate employment record.

Think of a dramatic performance that you loved and you can probably picture the characters’ costumes. Costume design and construction are vital when it comes to creating successful theatre, film and TV productions. 

It’s a creative and challenging career: you need to know the theory and history of costume design, how to make costumes physically and how to manage the wardrobe of a live production.

Careers

You will graduate with the competence, understanding and experience that employers in this creative field are looking for. Our graduates have gone on to perform fantastically well in theatre, opera, ballet, film and television. You could also use the skills you’ll learn in museum work, corporate entertainment, advertising, arts and crafts, and online multi-media.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 / 4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Professional Practice as a Wardrobe Trainee
  • Introduction to Garment Cutting and Construction
  • Introduction to Visual Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Research and Costume Design
  • Introduction to Theatre Production
  • Professional Practice as a Wardrobe Trainee
  • Introduction to Professional Practice as a Costume Assistant
  • Professional Practice as a Costume Assistant
  • Costume Design and Scenography
  • Complementary Construction Skills

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBCC
  • A Level: CCD
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Required Subjects: Eng/His/ Drama (or other theatre related subject) and preferably Art, Design or Textiles at Higher A Level or equivalent/English / Maths at S/in2/N5/GCSE
  • Mature/Access: Applications welcomed from mature students with relevant qualifications/ experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RUK (FT)+: £9,250

Funding

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