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Introduction to Set and Costume Design

Short study – adults and young people

Introduction

This weekend short study introduces the basic elements of set and costume design for theatre, exploring its role and function within a production.

The course will explore approaches to design research and development as well as an introduction to the tools required for the creation of a model box.

Students will also develop an overview of the role of the set and costume designer and gain an insight into this unique production role.

This is a hands-on, practical course and you will be expected to participate in all the practical projects, both individually and working with others on the course.

You will be given a condensed version of the design process that full-time students at the Royal Conservatoire experience and you will progress through structured stages of set and costume design, including:

  • text analysis
  • concept development
  • research processes
  • development of ideas
  • communication of set designs
  • communication of costume designs
  • additional references

Throughout this course you will also learn how the set and costume strand of the BA Production Arts and Design at the Royal Conservatoire prepares students to become professional set and costume designers.

Introduction

This weekend short study introduces the basic elements of set and costume design for theatre, exploring its role and function within a production.

The course will explore approaches to design research and development as well as an introduction to the tools required for the creation of a model box.

Students will also develop an overview of the role of the set and costume designer and gain an insight into this unique production role.

This is a hands-on, practical course and you will be expected to participate in all the practical projects, both individually and working with others on the course.

You will be given a condensed version of the design process that full-time students at the Royal Conservatoire experience and you will progress through structured stages of set and costume design, including:

  • text analysis
  • concept development
  • research processes
  • development of ideas
  • communication of set designs
  • communication of costume designs
  • additional references

Throughout this course you will also learn how the set and costume strand of the BA Production Arts and Design at the Royal Conservatoire prepares students to become professional set and costume designers.

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



Entry requirements

This is an open access course with no specific entry requirements although it is important that students have an interest in the subject. Basic artistic skills in drawing and painting would be useful.

Preparing for your course

No previous knowledge is required but a keen interest in design for performance is important. Please note, students may receive a short text to read in advance of the course.

At a glance...

Introduction to Set and Costume Design 10am - 5pm 20180218 120

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.

Who is this course for?

This is an open access course aimed at people who have an interest in set design or for those who are considering applying for further study in this field. It is also suitable for those who work in amateur dramatics, school theatres or to secondary art or drama teachers.