BA (Hons) coursesCostume and Performance Design

Interviews and Portfolios

The Interview Process

Firstly, take a deep breath, and relax. We understand how you are feeling at this point as we have all been through this process ourselves.

After arriving at AUB, you will be greeted by a friendly member of our team who will take you up to the Costume studios where you will be asked to layout you portfolio and any supporting work for the interviewer to look through.

You can then take some time to gather your thoughts and enjoy a coffee on us in the Arts Bar with current students who can answer any questions you may have about life here at the AUB.

You will then be called through to a one-on-one interview where you have the opportunity to talk through your work, demonstrate your commitment, self-motivation and passion for your chosen area of study with a lecturer. This is your time to shine and sell yourself.

What we look for

First and foremost, we look for a passion for the performance industries. You will need to be very hard working and committed to this subject, and must really want to study costume and performance design here in Bournemouth.

As well as good drawing and life drawing skills, you should be able to show an understanding of costume and set within the context of theatre and film.

You should be an avid theatre and cinema-goer with a strong sense of your own creativity and confidence.

Students entering the course are often recommended to possess a Foundation Diploma in addition to their A-Level grades.

This is because the course requires a degree of skill, technical knowledge and conceptual understanding that cannot always be demonstrated through A-Level study alone.


Download our BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design Portfolio Guidelines


You can also find more information about how to apply and entry requirements.