Costume for Stage and Screen

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus


You will research the history of costume whilst building up your practical skills in pattern construction and tailoring for both men’s and women’s wear. Learning period costume skills such as corsetry as well as designing and creating costume embellishment using machine and hand sewing techniques. Our college has its own musical theatre department allowing for in-house work experience working towards the creation of a final garment for a real production.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a professional portfolio showcasing your technical skills to move on to a career within a theatre or film costume department or progress to University.

What you will learn:

Costume Design and History of Costume; Pattern Construction; Ladies Period Foundation Garments; Gents Costume Cutting and Construction; Costume Fitting Skills; Designing and Creating Costume Embellishment; Corsetry.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English, Art and Design or Fashion Design Technology, or NC Fashion Design for Manufacture, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Portfolio preferred.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level