Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Course Introduction

The Costume Production course will provide you with the understanding and skills needed to pursue a successful career in the production and management of historical and contemporary costumes and accessories. You will develop your garment making skills and produce costumes for use in fully realised theatre shows, working to designs by professional or student costume designers. The garments that you produce will be durable enough to withstand the rigours of performance. You will also experience the whole range of responsibilities involved with being initially a wardrobe assistant and then a wardrobe supervisor.

Course Modules

Year 1: basic construction techniques and pattern cutting, both stand cutting and flat drafting; history of costume; research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry; introduction to theatre production; foundation wear and corsetry; practical costume making project. Year 2: dancewear skills, millinery, fabric painting and breaking down, wig dressing; historical waistcoat project; research and context; two show roles as a wardrobe assistant, including budgeting and dressing; historical half'scale costume project; industry placement. Year 3: t2 show roles as a supervisor or maker; independent research project; professional preparation; graduate exhibition.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCC
  • Tariff 96
  • GCE A-level
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 96
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Advanced Higher

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 88
Studying 2
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 6
Unknown 4

57% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 29%

Total Practical: 71%