Amber Bowerman FdA Costume for Theatre, TV & Film
Double photo of white jacket and straw hat

Amber Bowerman

Amber Bowerman

FdA Costume

Amber is graduating from the FdA course and is progressing on to the one year BA top up course.

Amber previously gained a distinction* at Bath College on the UAL Fashion and Textile Diploma, as well as winning two awards for student of the year and a bursary to further her studies. She developed a key interest in costume and has studied to hone her skills. During Amber’s time at BOVTS she has embraced all aspects of the costume course; costume construction skills, dressing and supervision for theatre and all the roles within a small-scale film project. Whilst training at BOVTS, Amber has specifically focussed on costume construction and millinery. During this time, Amber has undertaken several industry work placements including ‘Milliners Guild’, which then led to part-time employment.


Costume Maker: The Snow Queen (The Redgrave Theatre). Her Naked Skin (Circomedia) Earthquakes In London (The Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Bristol Old Vic). Director’s Cuts: We Want You To Watch (The Wardrobe Theatre).

Costume Supervisor: Earthquakes In London (The Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic). Director’s Cuts: We Want You To Watch (The Wardrobe Theatre). “Tomorrow” (Film Project)

Costume Assistant and Dresser: Clybourne Park (The Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic). Railway Children (Redgrave Theatre). Mrs Beeton Says (Redgrave Theatre). Nicholas Nickleby, Part One &  Two (Bristol Old Vic – Main Stage).




On left black skirt and white jacket on mannequin, on right close up of white jacket detail on mannequin Costume

Women’s Tailored Suit | Inspired by Christian Dior’s 1947 ‘Bar Suit’.

Paired with a hand sewn peddle straw hat. Costume made by Amber L. Bowerman


On left photo of actress wearing blue work smock and hat, smoking. On right close up of pocket and belt detail. Photography - Ed Felton

Eve Douglas | Waxed Cotton Overcoat and Matching Cap

Her Naked Skin, Directed By Sarah Bedi, Costumes Designed By Edoardo Lelli. Costume made by Amber L. Bowerman, ‘Eve’ Played by Chanel Waddock.

On left photo of actress wearing ornate gown, on right actress wearing gown and hat posing with chair. Costume

Miss La Creevy | Asymmetrical Double Wrap Overskirt

The Life and Adventure of Nicholas Nickleby Part 1&2, Directed by Geoffrey Brumlik and Jenny Stephens, Costumes designed by Alana Ashley, Overskirt made by Amber L. Bowerman. ‘Miss La Creevy’ Played by Mofetoluwa Akande

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Students drinking coffee in Clifton Village
The training provided by the MFA programme is superb. The depth with which we explore, paired with unyielding curiosity that is met with the most knowledgeable, passionate, expert tutors is what makes BOVTS programme one of the finest around. I feel honoured to call BOVTS my grad school. Rachel McVay, MA Professional Acting Student