Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
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This is an intensive vocational and highly practical course for up to six students per year covering all aspects of costume work.
This includes pattern drafting flat and on the stand, costume construction, corset making flat and on the stand, millinery and ruffs and rebatos, foundation wear, stretch wear and body padding, basic tailoring techniques, hand and machine embroidery, tutu construction, printing techniques, dyeing distressing and costume enhancement.
The Supervisory elements include costume supervision, costume assisting and the various roles within the Costume department, hiring and buying to budget, wig care, basic make up, organising fittings and keeping an accurate and up to date costume bible, liasing with designers and directors and shopping to specific briefs.
The students work to given designs, drafting, fixing and making for and dressing all School’s public productions and TV shoots which number between twelve and fourteen per year.
There is an option for a BA (Hons) top-up year for this course for eligible students.
Applications to this course are via UCAS Conservatoires. For more information about this course and how to apply, visit the school course page.