Amber Bowerman FdA Costume Student
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Amber Bowerman

FdA Costume Student


After completing the 2 year Costume FDA, Amber intends to remain for a third year, studying towards a BA (Hons). 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).

Photo by Ed Felton

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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