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Master the skills you need to become a professional maker, tailor and costume supervisor for the film, theatre and events industries.

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We're accepting applications to BA (Hons) Costume through Clearing. If you'd like to discuss applying for a place in Clearing, you can:

  • Fill in our Clearing application form below.
  • Call our Clearing team on +44 1202 363225 or +44 1202 363228 (lines are open 08.30-16.30, Monday-Friday).
  • Drop our team an email and we'll get back to you (within working hours).

You'll need to provide us with your UCAS ID, AUB student number or UCAS Clearing Number (which will be available on UCAS Track if you’re eligible for Clearing) and details of your level 3 qualifications (A levels, BTEC etc.) and the grades you achieved. We'll accept centre-assessed grades (CAG) or revised BTEC grades.

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Reasons to study

Master the skills you need to become a professional maker, tailor and costume supervisor for the film, theatre and events industries.

The course was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its ‘distinguished degree-level education in costume design for the UK’s leading creative industries’. Make use of the amazing facilities and resources at AUB on this creative, challenging and practical course. In addition to industry-standard equipment and machines, you will also be able to access our extensive costume archive, which is comprised of garments and accessories spanning 400 years.

Course Team

You’ll be taught by experienced teaching staff, who are experts in their specialisms. You can find out more about them by exploring their profiles.

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Course Overview

  • Three-year degree
  • Past trips have included London, Venice, Prague and New York
  • Open plan studio spaces, industrial sewing machines, a fully equipped dye room and studio theatre, extensive costume store and archive of historical dress
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Career destinations

Graduates from the costume pathway of BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design have gone on to make costumes and costume supervise for theatres and film studios all over the world. They’re employed at some of the most prestigious organisations, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Pinewood Studios, Royal Opera House, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

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Course content

On this course you'll work on exciting costume making and costume supervisory projects. You'll become skilled at producing accurate historical recreations of costumes, contemporary costume and tailoring, as well as expressing imaginative flair.

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Discover how to create whole new worlds on this exciting course. Design and make costumes and sets for shows, films, plays.