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Introduction to Costume

Short study - adults

Introduction

This short study course will introduce students to the backstage world of the theatre and provide an understanding of working in a theatre wardrobe role.

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.

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.

Working in our design studios, you will get hands-on experience on a small-scale costume production and gain foundational competency in these manufacturing methods. You will develop a theoretical understanding of the wardrobe department’s function in the translation of costume design to realised performance.

By the end of this weekend short course you will have achieved a thorough understanding of the work that goes on backstage – 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 of the theatre and provide an understanding of working in a theatre wardrobe role.

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.

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.

Working in our design studios, you will get hands-on experience on a small-scale costume production and gain foundational competency in these manufacturing methods. You will develop a theoretical understanding of the wardrobe department’s function in the translation of costume design to realised performance.

By the end of this weekend short course you will have achieved a thorough understanding of the work that goes on backstage – 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.

Applications are now closed for the Agnes Allan bursary.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you. You can also download a FAQs document here: Agnes Allan Bursary FAQs



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Introduction to Costume 20180520

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.