This exciting design for performance course is one of the few costume degrees that will allow you to focus equally on developing both your costume design and costume making skills. We'll help you develop your creative ideas into professional costumes for theatre, film and television, dance, opera and other performance areas.
You'll develop skills in visual research, character analysis, contemporary design development, innovative 2D to 3D realisation, corsetry, pattern cutting, tailoring, millinery and wigs, and costume props, as well as build your fabric knowledge.
Our teaching professionals all have industry experience, and you'll work in dedicated working spaces and design studios, professional design and costume construction equipment in the beautiful listed Waverley building.
We're delighted to be ranked 8th in the UK for Art & Design (The Complete University Guide 2019)
We're delighted that 95% of costume design and making students would recommend studying at NTU. (National Student Survey 2018).
Our graduates go on to secure jobs in the design for performance industry. 90% of our graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE Survey 2016/17).
Focus equally on your designing and construction skills.
Work in a dedicated studio fully equipped with professional design, sewing, and costume construction equipment.
Take part in live industry projects.This has recently involved designing and making costumes for Nottingham's Theatre Royal, and Hainsworth Mill Fabrics.
Receive support for work placements, gaining experience with national organisations such as Scottish Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Manchester International Festival.
Visit design exhibitions at venues like the V&A Museum in London, and the National Theatre costume department.
Go on national and international study trips, visit exhibitions and see opera, ballet, theatre and dance performances.
Opportunity to apply for an international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.
Showcase your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham, with the opportunity to be selected to exhibit at other graduate events in London.