The course seeks to present you with demanding but exciting and valuable projects that will demonstrate the breadth of the costume and performance design subject areas and the focus that you will need to achieve in order to succeed in a competitive employment market. Graduates from this course have gone on to design and make costumes for theatres and film studios all over the world, so if this is your dream we can help you achieve it. You’ll discover how to create whole new worlds on this exciting and creative course. You’ll design and make costumes and sets for shows, films, plays and new performance disciplines. This is a diverse and demanding subject – you need to be interested in art, design and all types of performance. As well as technical skill, you’ll realise great design depends on your ability to interpret ideas and we place a real emphasis on conceptual work. You’ll work alongside students from the film, make-up, and acting courses on stage and film productions. While your eventual career may not be in both design and making, we believe that understanding the overall production process is what sets our students apart and gives them an edge. In the first year, the course curriculum explores both performance design and costume interpretation equally. During the second year you may if you choose, select and focus on one of four industry-specific specialisms: Costume Design for Screen, Scenography, Costume Supervision and Costume Interpretation. Most of our students undertake a work placement in Year 2, helping them gain more experience in the area they wish to specialise in and giving them a real feel for what it is like to work in this industry. Work placements are also an excellent opportunity to make contacts and the course has strong links in film, television and theatre. Placements can be taken at a variety of companies, including large-scale theatres, mid-sized and touring theatre productions, television or film productions, costume work rooms or running wardrobes, large costume hire companies, individual designers and makers.