From film to fashion shows, TV to theatre, all productions depend on great costumes to bring stories to life and capture the imagination of the audience. This degree is largely based on practical work and during your time with us you’ll develop your skills in costume making, as well as showing the process, creativity and innovation behind your designs.
Discover how to advance your career whilst learning from guest speakers and industry professionals, with a track record of success in the Costume Design industry. Split between our High Wycombe campus and BNU teaching base at Pinewood Studios, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge you need for your future, all whilst studying right in the heart of the famous creative hub.
Why study this subject?
The costumes you design and create form a key part of an audience’s appreciation of the drama. With this training you can expect a whirlwind of briefs, from period dresses to futuristic and modern day costumes – immerse yourself in the scripts, and bring performances to life with your creations.
Discover how a costume can help convey a story, as you become part of the team working behind the scenes to create out of this world costumes and designs that engage the audience and help them fall in love with both plot and characters.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
Dream of crafting incredible costumes for stage, screen or the catwalk? At BNU, we’ll help you develop the know-how you need to kickstart your career and bring your ideas alive.
With London on our doorstep, you’ll be near the world’s best cultural centres, such as theatres, museums and galleries. We’ll help connect you with designers in and around the capital, and you’ll have the chance to showcase your work at our exhibitions.
Our history of delivery expert craft, art and design education for more than 130 years, means Buckinghamshire New University is the perfect place to start your creative career.
You’ll develop a strong portfolio of work that showcases your creativity to employers, learn from industry experts in top teaching facilities at the iconic Pinewood Studios. With our strong links with the industry, you’ll get direct access to guest lectures and can benefit from live project briefs, master classes, and plenty of networking opportunities.
We will make sure that you have all the skills you need to start a career in fashion. With our focus on craftsmanship and skills, you graduate with a robust understanding of the sector. You’ll also benefit from our links with the National Theatre and the British Fashion Council.
What facilities can I use?
We’ve spent a lot of love and care making the ‘Red Shed’ workshop the perfect creative space and one of the best-equipped workshops in the country.
You’ll be working on industry standard equipment, learning latest techniques and future focused methods of fashion craftsmanship. You will master materials, both through traditional methods and using digital software.
Here you will be able to design, create and get inspired with not only your own workspace, but also our range of equipment which can help you craft your garments in almost any medium you like.
In our workshops, you’ll receive one-to-one teaching, working closely with lecturers, specialist technicians and alongside fellow students.
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