Undergraduate Show 2016
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BA Costume Design at Wimbledon College of Arts introduces students to a full range of professional working practices applicable to theatre, film and television. With a focus on character and storytelling, the design to production process is underpinned by a practical foundation in drawing and costume making.
Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||3 years|
£9,000 per year (2016/17)
Please note that fees for the 2nd and any subsequent years is subject to inflationary increase.
£17,230 per year (2016/17)
International fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course
|Start Date||September 2016|
|Autumn Term Dates||Monday 26 September - Friday 9 December 2016|
|Spring Term Dates||Monday 9 January - Friday 17 March 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||Tuesday 18 April - Friday 23 June 2017|
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
|Application Deadline||Open for UK, EU and international applicants for 2016/17 entry. Applications for 2017/18 entry will open in Autumn 2016.|
To be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas including:
Our students have the chance to undertake professional work experience during their studies, thanks to the College’s links within the industry such as Wimbledon Film Studio. Former students have previously worked with the Royal Opera House, Hampton Court Palace, the Olympic ceremonies as well as freelance professional theatre designers and film directors.
Students can also study abroad in their second year as part of the College’s Erasmus scheme.
Abigail Hammond has worked as a professional designer for over 25 years, creating costumes for fringe, community and West End shows. Her specialism is costume design in contemporary dance and she currently collaborates with the Jasmin Vardimon Company. Hammond's sharing and teaching of her skills, as well as her passion for costume and performance, have always run parallel to her design practice.
Our graduates have gone on to a range of careers within theatre, film and television, from assistants to supervisors and designers, while others choose to carry on their studies at postgraduate level.
We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements.
Applicants will have, or are expected to achieve, either:
In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:
Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.
All classes are conducted in English. If English isn't a students' first language they must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:
We look for:
Portfolios should show the following:
This project is optional and is offered as a way of producing recent design work.
You should choose one from the following list:
For your portfolio you should complete at least six designs based on your choice, together with supporting work such as costume reference material, character sketches and fabric swatches. You can also include ideas for staging if you wish. Please ensure that you work from the play text rather than a video.
All applicants for this course will be invited for interview.
Applicants will be seen by a team of Theatre and Screen tutors.
Interviews will take place between the following dates:
Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative BA Theatre and Screen course at Wimbledon.
This decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants' creative potential and interests.
Interviews and portfolio reviews - applicants can be interviewed in a number of different ways:
You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), where you’ll need the following information:
There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Wimbledon College of Arts:
To apply through the College, you’ll need to download and complete our international undergraduate application form and send this, along with your portfolio and any supporting documents, to the address below.
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from both Home / EU and International applicants.
Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course for a period of up to three terms.
For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section
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