The University of Edinburgh

Performance Costume

Central area campus
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Rank: 15 (TCUG)

Location: Central area campus

Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 21 months


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Description

This exciting programme of study, which aims to develop the craft and philosophy of costume design for live performance, screen or site-specific installation, is unique in its approach.You will develop your concepts and creativity by interpreting a text or exploring a theme, thinking about character, movement and the performance environment. Instruction in the skills of costume design, pattern cutting, textile manipulation, millinery, set design, computer skills, welding, knitting, illustration and life drawing help you expand your skills base.You will work on developing a comprehensive understanding of fabric, costume design and cutting, while exploring the historical and dramatic perspectives of the discipline and the process of performance. This creative freedom, and the combination of the practical developing alongside the conceptual, will provide you with a wide range of skills and a flexibility valued and highly respected by the industry.Postgraduate students are ideally placed to study the interaction between costume and the other arts such as fashion, textiles, jewellery, film and TV, animation, illustration, installation, music and dance, and to take part in collaborations inside and outside of the University.Thanks to our extensive national and international links with theatre, dance, film, television and opera companies, plus our network of freelance designers, You'll be supported in sourcing work experience and other hands-on opportunities that will give you real-world skills and experience.

Requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (at least 6 in each)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Edinburgh, Art and design .

About this university

International students

International students arriving in Edinburgh can access various help and assistance to integrate with their new community. This starts at the International Student Centre where advice and assistance is available with fees and finance as well as legal matters such as immigration advice and visas. There is also a number of events organised by the ISC including weekly themed nights representing different countries and subsidized trips around the country. There are also campus wide events such as International Evening and the International Desserts Night to help students bring their own culture to others. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) is the combination of the unions and the Student Representative Council and has buildings around the campus including Teviot Row House, Potterrow, Kings Buildings House and the Pleasance. Teviot Row House has claims as the oldest purpose built student union building in the world. EUSA is responsible for some 250 societies for students to become involved with outside the classroom. Edinburgh itself is an important centre for the performing arts, particularly comedy, amateur and fringe theatre and numerous groups within the university are involved in this area. The Theatre Company was founded in 1896 and the Drama Society runs Bedlam Theatre, the oldest student run theatre in the UK. There is a weekly newspaper produced by students along with an independent publication and an alternative music radio station. In sports, there are 67 clubs ranging from rugby and football to judo and gliding.

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