Isabel Cope BA Costume Student
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Isabel Cope

BA Costume Student


Isabel is graduating from the FdA course and is intending to stay for a third year BA (Hons) top up.

During her time at BOVTS she has learnt millinery, corsetry, pattern drafting, basic tailoring, Historical costume, dye and breakdown, backstage dressing and supervision. She has taken Industry placements including The Pale Horse, workroom and on set, The Spanish Princess workroom and Bristol Costume Services workroom.

With all these techniques Isabel would like to further her skills in the different aspects of the Costume Industry focusing on costume construction on the BA top up.


Costume Supervisor: The Laramie Project (BOV Weston Studio), Otis and Eunice (BOVTS), Poison (The Wardrobe Theatre), “Tomorrow” a short BOVTS film as a costume supervisor and standby.

Costume maker: The Snow Queen (The Redgrave Theatre), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (BOV)

Wardrobe assistant: Earthquakes in London (BOV Weston Studio), Mrs Beeton Says (The Redgrave Theatre), The Railway Children (The Redgrave Theatre), Clybourne Park (BOV Weston Studio) The Nativity (Touring)


Photo by Ed Felton

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor