BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre & Screen
BA Costume for Theatre and Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts introduces students to professional costume for theatre, film, television and live performance.
The course offers 2 specialist disciplines; costume design and costume interpretation.
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- Content: what students can expect
- To gain an understanding of the essential elements of costume
- To work on both studio and performance based live projects such as costume design for historical and contemporary texts and opera, site-specific production, dance, film and theatre
- To explore colour and texture through mixed media experimentation for two-dimensional design and textile work, and take a creative approach to problem solving during construction
- To be taught by industry professionals, who ensure the development of a realistic working process, that’s informed by current practices and debates
- To be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas including; analysing texts and characters, corsetry, developing a visual language, drawing, millinery, pattern cutting, garment construction and fabrication, research skills and textile manipulation
- To study historical and social contexts of Western Europe’s evolution in costume through independent research, underpinned by a series of lectures
- An on-going contextual studies programme that builds our students’ knowledge and helps develop their critical understanding of the changing culture of film, television and the arts
- To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. https://www.pinterest.com/powerpoint_templates/science-powerpoint-templates/ … View the Wimbledon facilities section
The 2 disciplines of Costume Design and Costume Interpretation are very different, but for part of both the first and second years, students work on the same projects.
Costume Design is concerned with visual storytelling.
- Students should have an interest in people, history and geography
- Students will use a range of sources, including text, images, music, and choreography to analyse and create characters