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 will nurture your creative ideas about costume and performance. You will design, realise and experiment with costume based performance ideas that enable you to define your individual 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, the study allows you to locate your practice within the wider realms of contemporary culture and art, as well as within the relevant dramatic, social and philological contexts.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: a 2.1 Honours degree in a related discipline; or equivalent qualifications; or minimum 3 years' industrial experience at appropriate level; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in any 1 skill.

Course modules

Modules: 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,000 per Whole course (home fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 15,180 per Whole course (overseas fees) 15 months
MA Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 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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