London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

Costume Design for Performance

The course aims to develop confident and experimental practitioners who will push the boundaries of the subject of costume beyond its established role. Taught largely on a 1 to 1 basis, by international practitioners, experienced teachers and senior researchers, this course aims to nurture creative ideas about costume and performance. Students will design, realise and experiment with costume based performance ideas that enable them to define their inpidual voice in relation to contemporary culture and practice, while responding visually to the relevant performance context. Beyond the understanding of performance and the role of character creation through costume, this course allows students to locate practice within the wider realms of contemporary culture and art, as well as within the relevant dramatic, social and philological contexts. The relationship between drawing, practical realisation and performance, is central to the way design is approached: ideas are developed on paper and through movement, as well as through pattern cutting, textile printing, dyeing and surface manipulation. Practical experimentation is achieved through access to the extensive technical facilities available within the college, expanding knowledge of the uses of computer aided design (CAD), tailoring, print, knit and embroidery within costume.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline; applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; or equivalent qualifications; or relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of 3 years; interview. Applicants selected for interview will be asked to bring a portfolio of previous work. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any 1 skill.

Course modules

Modules include: Costume for live performance; research methods; costume for film; collaborative unit; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on practical work, assignments and a major project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Variable September 2016 GBP 920 per Credit (England) 5 years
MA Variable September 2016 GBP 920 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 5 years
MA Variable September 2016 GBP 920 per Credit (Scotland) 5 years
MA Variable September 2016 GBP 920 per Credit (Wales) 5 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,230 per Whole course (International) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Whole course (Wales) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Whole course (England) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Westminster W1G 0BJ South East

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