Costume and Set Design for Film and Theatre
This introductory project based course will ask you to respond to an exciting brief. You will learn how to extract key information from an initial concept then use it to develop designs that bring the characters and settings to life. The course will be an opportunity for individual research and tutorial discussions...
Taught by: Jacqui Gunn.
This introductory project based course will ask you to respond to an exciting brief. You will learn how to extract key information from an initial concept then use it to develop designs that bring the characters and settings to life. The course will be an opportunity for individual research and tutorial discussions. We will also set you a brief, which you’ll answer by producing a range of costume and set designs.
You will have created a scale model supported by sketches and illustrations. You’ll leave the course with a body of work comprising costume and set design that reflects your experience of answering project briefs. Your improved portfolio will reflect your newfound ability to identify the key points from your concept and use them to bring characters and their settings to life.
Who should attend
This introductory taster course, is ideal if you're thinking about a future in costume or set design for theatre or film.
'It was amazing - inspiring and instructive. Jackie is a wonderful open-minded teacher with an elaborate instinct for a person's abilities and affinities. That was one of the best weeks of my life!' - Jessica Ingram
"I enjoyed the course and gained a lot. Our teacher was great - very motivating and full of fabulous ideas." - Anon
Jacqui Gunn is a freelance set and costume designer and artist. She lecturers on higher and further education and MA courses in the UK and Europe. Jacqui has also had several artist residencies in schools, and works with referral units and special needs groups. Jacqui has worked as a Designer in mainstream and devised Theatre, Opera, Contemporary Dance and Community projects.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Set of pencils
30cm steel ruler
Pair of pliers (we can lend these to you if you do not already own a pair)
Small box of dressmaking pins
Roll of masking tape
Acrylic paint - basic set of primary colours, black and white tubes
Other colour materials - this can be Inks / Paint / Crayon or anything else you use
Paint palette or paper plate for mixing colours.
Magazines for inspiration (not Fashion magazines please)