CORSET MAKING FOR THE THEATRE
Duration: one week
Hours of work: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Please note there are no RADA scholarships available for short courses.
This week long course gives students the opportunity to make a corset chosen from four different periods (Tudor, 18th century, 1860s, 1890s) using given pattern blocks.
The student will be instructed in how to make the corset using traditional theatrical methods with steel boning, Courtil, and a choice of fabrics.
The wardrobe department is equipped with both domestic and industrial sewing machines.
Small classes ensure plenty of one-to-one teaching. The course is aimed at those who want to expand their knowledge and skills within this area.
Students should be able to sew to a good standard and be able to use a sewing machine competently.
Students below the age of 17 are not normally accepted. Entrance is by written application. There is no upper age limit.
HOURS OF WORK (ALL COURSES)
Classes generally take place between 10:00am and 5:00pm, from Monday to Friday. Seminars/classes are not optional. Students are expected to behave in a professional manner. Punctuality is essential; records are kept of class attendance and are taken into account when the RADA certificate is issued at the end of the course.