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Performance Design and Film Costume (Hons)

36 months
17950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Performance Design and Film Costume (Hons) course from Arts University Bournemouth was previously part of BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design.


Performance designers are storytellers. Visual storytellers. The Performance Design and Film Costume (Hons) degree at Arts University Bournemouth creates innovative, individual and adaptable designers.

Key Features 

  • The performing body is at the core of the design work on this course and all students will create costume designs from the first year onwards. 
  • Great attention is paid to the study and design of historical, contemporary and experimental costume for film, theatre and site-specific projects.
  • In addition to costume design, some students will also go on to design and paint sets and make props and puppets for live performance, festivals, other events and exhibitions.

Programme Structure

  • In the first year, the course curriculum is partly shared between the BA Performance Design and Film Costume and BA Costume courses from week 1 – 24, when both performance design and costume production are explored equally. 
  • For the final six weeks of Level 4, students will either remain in the course on which they originally enrolled or they may change to another through the usual transfer process. 
  • From this point onwards students are taught separately, although all are collaborating on projects in a way that reflects industry standards and methods. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard offers for degree courses include:

  • GCE A Levels – BBB at A Level excluding General Studies, or 120 UCAS Tariff points
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Pass
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Distinction* Distinction*
  • BTEC/OCR Extended Diploma at Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • RSL/UAL Diploma – must be combined with other Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 112-120 UCAS Tariff points
  • RSL/ UAL Extended Diploma at Merit
  • A combination of BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and A Levels – equivalent to 120 UCAS Tariff points
  • Three BTEC Subsidiary Diploma passes at Grade Merit
  • Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17950 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

International/EU 2nd&3rd year: £16,950

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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