Costume for Stage and Screen

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This qualification will provide intensive training designed to meet the needs of students whose ambition is to work in the theatre, film and TV industry as costume makers. For students who wish to pursue a career in costume design, this course is a valuable foundation to further study at degree level.

Course includes:
Practical skills in pattern cutting and costume construction; Decorative techniques used to embellish costume; Introduction to the art of corsetry; Millinery/headwear sculptural costume elements; Professional practice design and the history of costume and theatre.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at A or B, preferably including English or History; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Interview required where art folders or previous sewing experience can be demonstrated.

Progression Routes

You may choose to apply for a Degree level course in related specialist subjects.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


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