Introduction to Costume
This short study course will introduce students to the backstage world the theatre wardrobe
This short study course will introduce students to the backstage world the theatre wardrobe. Students will have access to the facilities used by the full-time degree students at the Royal Conservatoire and the course will be led by a lecturer from the BA Production Arts and Design course. You will develop a theoretical understanding of the wardrobe department’s function in the translation of costume design to realised performance.
Working in our wardrobe workshop, you will get hands-on experience in producing a small costume item, gaining an introductory understanding of these manufacturing methods.
Over the weekend, students will engage in a simple practical exercise, designed to represent a condensed version of the costuming process. The course will cover a basic introduction to the tools and techniques involved in working in a wardrobe department and investigate the relationship between the costume maker and designer.
By the end of this weekend short course you will have gained an understanding of the work that goes on backstage in the wardrobe department – from design to performance. You will have learnt something of the important techniques for the costuming process and you will have created a small piece of costume to take with you.
Dates: 18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm