A unique insight into historical British Costume for professionals and students combining practical workshops, illustrated talks and study visits with exclusive access to some of the most significant costume and textile collections in the world
15-26th June 2020
Fully residential programme: £2,500
Taught by our expert university staff you will be guided through a range of different techniques and processes relevant to Costume and Performance Design through workshop sessions. Working in our dedicated Costume studios, you will explore costume construction and supervision along with fabric selection, dyeing and manipulation.
Emphasis will be placed upon developing design interpretation and conceptual thinking in order to successfully translate a character through to individual design.
Complimentary study visits to places such as Berrington Hall, The Globe Theatre and Angel Costumiers will add context to the practical workshops, with two overnight stays and a theatre performance also included. Illustrated talks by industry professionals will allow participants to further extend their knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject.
You’ll leave the course with a deeper understanding of the aesthetics of costume and industry practice in order to develop further their creative and technical approaches to costume design and interpretation. The immersive study tours and illustrated talks will provide an important exploration of historical contexts and British Costume, as well as highlighting emerging developments in contemporary costume to inform their future work or studies.
COURSE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
All course materials, equipment and course trips are included in the course fee.
Students will be taught in professional art and design studios and digital suites, with access to our library and online resources.
COURSE OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENTS
Work produced during the course will be collated into a digital journal for students to add to their portfolio or for future development.
All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official Summer Course Certificate detailing course contents and study hours.