Graduates from this course have gone on to design and make costumes for theatres and film studios all over the world.
The BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course has recently been recognised as a centre of excellence by The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017. You can read more about this prestigious award here.
Looking to start in 2019? There’s still time to apply for this course through UCAS. Visit our how to apply page for more information.
What you'll study
You’ll discover how to create whole new worlds on this exciting course. As well as technical skill, you’ll learn that great design depends on your ability to interpret ideas and we place a real emphasis on conceptual work. You’ll work alongside students from the BA (Hons) Film Production, Make-up for Media and Performance, and Acting courses on stage and film productions. You may choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
- BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Design for Screen)
- BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Scenography)
- BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Supervision)
- BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Interpretation)
You can also download the full programme specification for this course here.
Watch Our Videos
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, Rebecca Pride, shares her insight into what makes a great designer. You can also take a look at what our students get up to on this course.
What students are doing
Looking for inspiration? You can browse the gallery below to take a look at some of the work that our students create here at AUB. Students studying this course achieve great things and have won prestigious and high profile awards, such as:
- Winner 2017 for the Costume Society
- Brancott Estate World of Wearable Art Awards, New Zealand
- Podium Awards – Bronze Award for Successful Student Led Activity
- Podium Awards – Silver Medal in Creative Cultural Project Award
- Prime Cuts Festival; Free Range – Best Costume
Studios and Resources
Students on the BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course benefit from specialist facilities and equipment, tailored to the studies of the course which reflects industry practice.
Staff on the course
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 below.
BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies, Higher Diploma in Fine Art (HDFA) Slade and PGCE
As course leader and senior lecturer, I am responsible for the successful managing of the course of 220+ students and 8 staff, across 4 levels. The role requires that I develop curriculum and a diverse range of projects, managing student recruitment, expectation and achievement in a changing HE environment. Prior to my academic career I worked as a professional theatre designer (from 1988), designing for many national theatres including: The Riverside Studios, Watford Palace, Theatr Clwyd, The...Full profile
What Graduates are doing
Our graduates are employed at some of the most prestigious organisations in the UK and internationally, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Pinewood Studios, Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
The Applicant Day
We’ll use the information in your UCAS application to make a decision on your application, including your personal statement and your qualifications. If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll make an offer and invite you to attend one of our Applicant Days. These give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus. You can download our portfolio guidelines for BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design to help you prepare.
Studying at AUB
- Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here
- Find out about accommodation
- Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs
- Read our Admissions Policy
Our Careers and Employability Service is dedicated to supporting you in turning your creativity into a great career. You can read more about this here.