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Arts University Bournemouth

Performance Design and Film Costume

UCAS Code: W453

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C,D

Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

UCAS Tariff

112-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Stage design

The course explores the breadth of performance design and provides opportunities that you will give you the skills to succeed in an exciting and competitive employment market. The course consists of three levels, each one lasting one academic year with each level building in complexity and demands.
In the introductory stages of the course you will undertake a series of basic skill gathering that informs your learning throughout the course. These consist of character drawing, model-making and design skills together with an introduction to research and writing skills through text evaluation and analysis. As the course progresses, artistic and intellectual enquiry deepens to adapt to individual needs and career aspirations within costume design for screen and scenography.
The course will encourage you to test the boundaries of your ability in order to develop creative and pro-active responses to problem solving and team working. Through the delivery of teaching by a diversely experienced team and working with a wide range of external collaborators, the curriculum focus ensures the currency and relevance of the skills and academic knowledge of graduates. This learning is developed by a series of study units, both speculative and in a ‘live context’.

In the first year, the course curriculum is partly shared between the BA Performance Design and Film Costume and BA Costume courses from week 1 – 24, when both performance design and costume production are explored equally. For the final six weeks of Level 4, you will either remain in the course on which they originally enrolled or you have the possibility to transfer to BA Costume through the usual transfer process. From this point onwards you are taught separately, although you are all collaborating on projects in a way that reflects industry standards and methods. The focus for both courses is to introduce you to the fundamental skills and behaviours required for the professional costume and performance design practitioner and for conceptual thinking and experimentation to develop.
Studios and resources
• dedicated design studios with enough space for each student to have their own work station in final year of study with plenty of space for design development and hot desking in levels 4 and 5
• laser cutting machine in the design studio for modelmaking and textile work.
• access to a costume store and fabric archive
• a course-specific computer suite with the latest software (Adobe, AutoCAD sketch-up)
• bookable digital drawing tablets.
• iPad Pros and iPencil with relevant drawing applications
• an on-site workshop for prop making, fibre-glassing, vac-forming and 3D printing,
• a large off-site workshop for set building and painting
• a dye and textiles studio, where you can use dyeing and screen-printing equipment.
• studio theatre for performances
• sewing machines and associated costume making equipment
• photo/ model box lighting booth
• access to digital hub for textiles printing
• access to film studios through live projects

Assessment methods

100% COURSEWORK

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£16,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Media and Performance

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Stage design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,240
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Design occupations
23%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts & design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

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£20k

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