Course studied: BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making
Good costume courses are rare and NTU offers a brilliantly diverse one where it is possible to study both design and making at the same time.
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BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making now known as BA (Hons) Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design and Construction).
“Good costume courses are rare and NTU offers a brilliantly diverse one where it is possible to study both design and making at the same time.
“From the first day you’re treated as if you’re working in the industry. You are put up against strict time constraints and quite a lot of pressure, which despite being difficult at times really keeps you on your toes and helps you to develop a strong work ethic. The projects themselves are carefully picked by the tutors to cover all areas of costume, so you get a chance to figure out what aspect you enjoy the most.
We’re lucky to have a lot of speakers from industry come in to talk to use quite regularly. Debbie O’Brien is a costume designer for television who came in last year to talk about her work on shows like Benidorm and Boomers. She showed us work from her sketchbooks and gave us key insight into vital pieces of equipment to always have in your kitbag when on set. Since then, she’s led projects with us and taken a few students on for work experience.
“We have access to all the workshops available and the technicians are always happy to help with whatever request you have, be it dyeing, body casting or 3D printing. Our studios are equipped with excellent cutting tables and plenty of sewing machines.
“The work produced here is of exceptional standard with a dedicated team of experience and knowledgeable staff to support them. All the course staff are incredibly enthusiastic and approachable. Our course has a really friendly vibe and our workrooms are a relaxed environment which allows you to really work at your best.”