Plymouth College of Art

A specialist school for artists, run by artists. Plymouth College of Art combines 150 years of innovation in art, design and digital media with up-to-the-minute thinking and cutting-edge facilities – including a brand new £7.7m design crafts building. Fashion designers, photographers, graphic designers, fine artists and many more learn and create side-by-side. Whatever your specialism, you’ll have the chance to swap skills and experiment with other methods.

The BA (Hons) Costume Production and Associated Crafts programme at Plymouth College of Art offers an intensive and practical programme to train costume designers and interpreters for a wide range of opportunities in the performance industries with focus placed on supporting the technical skills for production of all types of costumes and accessories.

The programme targets the skills most sought after in the industry, including strong technical skills in pattern cutting and costume construction, to the quality and durability essential for performance; and specialist skills in dyeing, breaking down, and small props such as masks, millinery and costume jewellery.  Students engage with live briefs and graduate ready for industry.

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