Katie Ireland BA Costume for Theatre, TV & Film

Katie Ireland

Katie Ireland

BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre, Film and Television

Exploring the development of historical menswear and tailoring techniques Katie has cut and made an elaborate, heavily hand worked Elizabethan ensemble. Her Musketeer inspired costume explores advanced breakdown techniques in the form of burn, blood and musket damage. Work placements include the Witcher & His Dark Materials workrooms, Dye and Breakdown on Avenue 5 & Whirlwind. Katie is seeking opportunities in a workroom or breakdown department.

BOVTS Credits:

Supervision: Macbeth (TIE tour), Graduate ‘Scenes’, Richard III (BOVTS short film).

Costume Maker & Textile Artist*:  Far From The Madding Crowd, Snow Queen (Redgrave Theatre), The Laramie Project (BOV, Weston Studio), Her Naked Skin (Circomedia)

Costume Assistant/Dresser: The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare (TIE tour), Let The Right One In (Circomedia), The Dissociation of Shirley Mason, Orca (BOV, Weston Studio), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby* (BOV)




1830’s satin collar tailcoat and pattern matched shawl collar waistcoat with matching linings, designed by design MA graduate Edoardo Lelli.

Bathsheba ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’

Ladies fully lined, tailored jacket and pleated skirt, Designed by Max Dorey.

The Snow Queen

Designed by Bronia Housman, an Edwardian silhouette dress, ombré dyed and airbrushed with hand painted icicles and snowflakes.

Headshot of Head of Performance Design
Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design