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Introduction to Costume

Short Study for Adults

Introduction

This short study course will introduce students to the backstage world the theatre wardrobe. Students will have access to the facilities used by the full-time degree students at the Royal Conservatoire and the course will be led by a lecturer from the BA Production Arts and Design course. You will develop a theoretical understanding of the wardrobe department’s function in the translation of costume design to realised performance.

Working in our wardrobe workshop, you will get hands-on experience in producing a small costume item, gaining an introductory understanding of these manufacturing methods.

Over the weekend, students will engage in a simple practical exercise, designed to represent a condensed version of the costuming process. The course will cover a basic introduction to the tools and techniques involved in working in a wardrobe department and investigate the relationship between the costume maker and designer.

By the end of this weekend short course you will have gained an understanding of the work that goes on backstage in the wardrobe department – from design to performance. You will have learnt something of the important techniques for the costuming process and you will have created a small piece of costume to take with you.

Introduction

This short study course will introduce students to the backstage world the theatre wardrobe. Students will have access to the facilities used by the full-time degree students at the Royal Conservatoire and the course will be led by a lecturer from the BA Production Arts and Design course. You will develop a theoretical understanding of the wardrobe department’s function in the translation of costume design to realised performance.

Working in our wardrobe workshop, you will get hands-on experience in producing a small costume item, gaining an introductory understanding of these manufacturing methods.

Over the weekend, students will engage in a simple practical exercise, designed to represent a condensed version of the costuming process. The course will cover a basic introduction to the tools and techniques involved in working in a wardrobe department and investigate the relationship between the costume maker and designer.

By the end of this weekend short course you will have gained an understanding of the work that goes on backstage in the wardrobe department – from design to performance. You will have learnt something of the important techniques for the costuming process and you will have created a small piece of costume to take with you.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 



Entry requirements

At a glance...

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Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Teaching staff

Christine Murphy

Christine has been teaching since 1999.

A Design graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, she gained extensive experience in fashion, theatre and film before becoming Wardrobe Supervisor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

She maintains a continued involvement in costume design and construction while developing the Costume Construction and Set and Costume Design courses within the BA Production Arts and Design Programme.