Costume Design and Construction

Queen Margaret University


At the heart of the course are six professional practice modules (two of them in each of the first three years of the degree). In these, you will work as part of a team delivering the costumes for a series of live projects working in collaboration with partner organisations and companies.

Year 1: Introduction to Professional Practice as a Wardrobe Trainee; Introduction to Garment Cutting and Construction; Introduction to Visual Communication Skills; Introduction to Research and Costume Design; Introduction to Theatre Production; Professional Practice as a Wardrobe Trainee.

Year 2:Introduction to Professional Practice as a Costume Assistant; Professional Practice as a Costume Assistant; Costume Design and Scenography; Complementary Construction Skills; Advanced Cut and Construction; Career Management.

Year 3: Professional Practice in a Key Role 1; Professional Practice in a Key Role 2; Independent Research and Construction Project; Industry Placement.

Year 4: Honours Study; Creative Entrepreneurial Project; plus options including: Independent Professional Practice: Work Experience; Independent Professional Practice: Collaborative Project; Independent Professional Project: Major Project.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBB (standard entry) or BBCC (widening access entry) including 2 from English, Drama and History and preferably Art and Design or Fashion and Textile Technology plus English and preferably Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5. There will be a competitive interview as part of the process. You must submit and e-portfolio of work, complete a short design exercise and take part in a phone interview.

Start Date





BA/BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

3 - 4 years


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Drama and Performing Arts

SCQF Level



Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display