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Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design and Construction)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Theatrical wardrobe design

This specialist degree focuses on developing both your costume design and costume construction skills. You’ll learn how to translate your creative ideas into professional costumes for theatre, film and television, dance, opera and other performance areas.

**Key features**

- Focus equally on your designing and construction skills.

- Work in a dedicated studio fully equipped with professional design, sewing, and costume construction equipment.

- Take part in live industry projects. This has recently involved designing and making costumes for Curve, Leicester, Working at Lichfield Garrick Theatre on Cinderella, working with Bruce Asbestos and Nottingham Contemporary on live art catwalk.

- Receive support for work placements, gaining experience with national organisations such as Scottish Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Manchester International Festival.

- Visit design exhibitions at venues like the V&A Museum in London, and the National Theatre costume department.

- Go on national and international study trips, visit exhibitions and see opera, ballet, theatre and dance performances.

- Opportunity to apply for an international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.

- Opportunity to be selected to exhibit graduate events in London.

- The course is accredited by The Textile Institute at Associateship (CText ATI) level, reassuring employers that our students graduate with a high standard of professional skills as well as their degree.

- We're ranked 12th best University for Art and Design in the UK. (The Complete University Guide 2021)

- NTU is ranked the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (Guardian University Guide 2021)

- NTU is ranked joint 30th in the UK for Art and Design. (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

**Assessment**

Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.

**Employability**

Graduate destinations have included costume designing and / or making for prestigious companies such as Angels Costumiers and the BBC, and freelance or in-house costume designing, making and assisting for a myriad of stage and screen companies, events and performances both large-scale and small-scale. These include everything from Outlander to Not Just Fish & Ships, Lichfield Garrick Pantomime to wardrobe on a cruise ship, and making props on the latest Marvel feature.

**Your space to create at NTU**

We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **www.ntu.ac.uk/artfacilities** to find out more.

**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’**

Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at **wearecreativesntu.art**

Modules

[Year One]

- Design for Stage and Screen: Introduction (80 credit points)
- Contextual Studies: Introducing Research (20 credit points)
- Skills Passport (20 credit points)

[Year Two]

- Exploration (Costume Design and Construction) (60 credit points)
- Contextual Studies: Research and Impact (20 credit points)
- Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points)
- Optional module (20 credit points). You will also choose one module from below:
Millinery: Object and Narrative
Telling Stories
Character Ideation
Materials and Making
Material Stories
Storyboarding: Visualising the story, enhancing the narrative
Ethical Design Model Making: Object and Narrative

[Final year]

- Exposition (Costume Design and Construction(100 credit points)
- Contextual Studies: Research and Professional Practice (20 credit points)

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

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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.

87%
high
Theatrical wardrobe 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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
56%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Design occupations
19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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

£17k

£17k

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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