Costume and Performance Design

Wayne Martin

Senior Lecturer – Costume and Performance Design

BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Production, York St John University 2012 Cert Ed, Certificate in Education, Huddersfield University 2011 HND Costume Design and Practice, City College Liverpool 1990


Wayne has worked in the theatre and film industry for over twenty years as a costume cutter and maker. During this time Wayne has worked in most aspects of theatre from Dance, Opera and three weekly Rep through to Pantomime and Musical. Working within the film industry was very different from the theatre working to timely deadlines and big budgets but no less exiting. Particular interests lie in Historical Cutting and body sculpting through intricate cut and body shaping and areas of current development are presently in surface embellishment and historical decorative integration. Further research interests include expanding on my cutting skills and enrichment of the learner journey through student led work placement opportunities which arise from external association.

Teaching & professional practice

My teaching and professional practice involves the overall responsibility of Costume Interpretation over years one, two and three on the BA( Hons) Degree. This includes delivery of taught lessons, devising unit hand books, planning projects and writing briefs. Currently my teaching specialism is in Historical Cut and interpretation and the myriad of research pertaining to this. The emphasis of my teaching is to ensure all students gain a good skills base in sewing and cutting techniques. This is achieved through working on live productions as well as projects set by the teaching team. Other important duties include assessment and tutorials, all of which need careful documentation and recording of information. Further responsibilities arise in ensuring the students have a safe working environment in which to work.

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