This two year, full time, course covers all areas of costume making, from pattern cutting through to the finished garment. The course also includes organisational and managerial skills, budget control and ordering, and will prepare you fully for a career in costume making and wardrobe supervision.
Throughout the training, students will gain an understanding of the employment framework of costume/ wardrobe departments within theatre and related industries.
The training will provide students with the skills needed to take a design and transform it into a finished garment. The training will also give students all the skills required to take on the role of Costume Supervisor on a show. Students will supervise on the Academy’s public productions, where they will work with professional directors and designers.
THE TRAINING INCLUDES:
- Role of costume supervisor on RADA productions
- History of costume and costume props
- Pattern cutting – flat and stand
- Corset making
- Ruff making
- Fabric sampling
- Costume construction
- Wig and hair maintenance and make up
- Fabric and costume dyeing
In the final term, students’ project work will be exhibited, providing the opportunity to talk about their work with an invited group of industry contacts.
This course leads to the award of a postgraduate diploma in Theatre Costume.
TECHNICAL OPEN DAYS
If you are interested in finding out about training for a career in technical theatre, you might like to join us for a Technical Open Day. You’ll have the chance to:
- tour our three theatres
- meet our technical students and staff
- visit all our technical departments
- ask about all aspects of higher education including funding and student support.
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