Costume for Theatre, TV & Film FdA Costume for Theatre, TV and Film

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Costume for Theatre, TV & Film FdA

Key Information
  • Award

    Foundation Degree (FdA) Costume for Theatre, TV and Film

  • UCAS Code

    BOV5

  • Duration

    2 years full time with the opportunity to apply for a 1 year BA (Hons) top-up

  • Dates

    24th Sep 2018 – 5th Jul 2019 (full time)

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Course Overview

This is an intensive vocational and highly practical course for up to six students per year covering all aspects of costume work.

This includes pattern drafting flat and on the stand, costume construction, corset making flat and on the stand, millinery and ruffs and rebatos, foundation wear, stretch wear and body padding, basic tailoring techniques, hand and machine embroidery, tutu construction, printing techniques, dyeing distressing and costume enhancement.

The Supervisory elements include costume supervision, costume assisting and the various roles within the Costume department, hiring and buying to budget, wig care, basic make up, organising fittings and keeping an accurate and up to date costume bible, liasing with Designers and directors and shopping to specific briefs.

The students work to given designs, drafting, fixing and making for and dressing all School’s public productions and TV shoots which number between twelve and fourteen per year.

Students who successfully complete the FDA Costume for Theatre, Television and Film may apply to the 1 year BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre, Television and Film top-up award.

A copy of the rules and regulations governing the course is available consult the BOVTS policies and procedures page.

Course summary document can be found here – FdA Costume Course Key Facts 2018-19

 

Theatre placements include: Bristol Costume Services, The National Theatre, Royal Opera House,English National Ballet, Wicked, English National Opera.

TV placements include: Poldark, Vanity Fair, The Father Brown Mysteries, The Crystal Maze

Recent Work

Graduate Show

The graduating students from the 2 year fda and the one year BA top up will have an exhibition of their course work at the RWA building in Bristol.

This is regularly attended by a range of Industry professionals, who are often in a position to offer our graduating students employment.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice