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University Centre South Essex

Costume Construction

UCAS Code: B5L2

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

15 credits at Merit or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Theatrical wardrobe design

A unique opportunity in collaboration with the Royal Opera House. The BA (Hons) Costume Construction programme places an emphasis on the knowledge and use of both historical and contemporary pattern cutting, construction, textiles and finishing techniques. Emphasis is focused on the cut and construction techniques for costume in the following areas: performance art, theatre, opera, dance, music, musical theatre, film and television. Work-related learning is uppermost and includes live projects, competitions, vocational projects and work experience placements. Visits are organised to exhibitions, galleries and professional studios. In addition, students benefit from professional input from one of the most prestigious theatres in the world.

Modules

Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4) develops the underpinning knowledge and skills in areas such as pattern cutting, construction techniques, textiles and the costume in culture.
DCC110 - Costume in Context
DCC111 - Textiles for Costume Construction
DCC112 - Introduction to Costume Construction
DCC113 - Costume Interpretation
DCC115 - Technical and Skills Portfolio

Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5) begins the process of specialisation in areas including construction and finish of garments, construction for performance, costume conservation and work placements.
DCC210 - Costume for Performance
DCC212 - Costume Conservation
DCC210 - Work Placement
DCC215 - Costume Design and Realisation

Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6) focuses on advancing construction and working to expand and accelerate professional level construction skills for entry into a competitive workplace.
DCC310 - Cultural and Historical Study
DCC311 - Personal Project
DCC312 - Professional Portfolio
DCC313 - Final Costume Realisation

Assessment methods

Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including portfolio and sketchbook submissions, group presentations, written essays and research folders.
There are no examinations.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework:
Year 1
100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12%
Year 2
100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%
Year 3
100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£17,930
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Thurrock

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

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