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Performance Costume

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

This exciting programme of study, which aims to develop the craft and philosophy of costume design for live performance, screen, or site-specific installation, is unique in its approach.

You will develop your concepts and creativity by interpreting a text or exploring a theme, thinking about character, movement and the performance environment. Instruction in the skills of pattern cutting, textile manipulation, millinery, set design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), welding, knitting, illustration and life drawing help you expand your skills base.

You will work on developing a comprehensive understanding of fabric, costume design and cutting, while exploring the historical and dramatic perspectives of the discipline and the process of performance. This creative freedom and the combination of the practical developing alongside the conceptual, will provide you with a wide range of skills and a flexibility valued and highly respected by the industry.

Postgraduate students are ideally placed to study the interaction between costume and the other arts such as fashion, textiles, jewellery, film and TV, animation, illustration, installation, music and dance, and to take part in collaborations inside and outside of the University.

Entry Requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. You must submit a portfolio as part of your application.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MFA

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

21 months

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Edinburgh College of Art

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display

Photography