The course offers a number of specalist facilities, tailored to the studies of the course which reflects industry practice. These include a computer suite, a dye room and the Info Hub.
Our high spec computer suite is situated in a mezzanine above studio 3. Complete with Eizo monitors, Wacam tablets, large bed scanners, and printing facilities, we teach and support the following software programs in conjunction with laser cutting, set and costume design, and theatre plan drafting;
- Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
- Auto CAD
- Sketch Up
Housed within the adjacent workshop is our very own Dye and textiles room where students can make full use of dyeing and screen printing equipment, and experiment with fabric and textile manipulation.
Within the department we house a small library of reference material relating to the various disciplines of the degree. These are key texts, which we find are popular amongst our students to support their studies, ranging from costume history, pattern drafting, set building and design journals.
Haberdashery & Archive
The department also houses as haberdashery and set materials store to provide essential materials and tools at cost-price. Additionally the course has a fabric archive which holds samples from a wide range of suppliers so that students can research suitable fabrics for their projects whilst on campus.