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Fashion Mannequins with jackets
Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

18 weeks - 3 Days per week

Start date
Jan 2023
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Course overview

Our new short-course, Fashion Design with Costume, will give you the skills needed to progress your career in both the fashion and the costume industry.

Over the past 10 years, Scotland has grown its connections within film and TV on a global scale and more jobs and opportunities within the industry are now available as a result.

On the programme, you will learn about theatrical design, how to construct patterns for creating costumes from scratch, as well as learning the art of millinery, covering important techniques such as surface decoration, and learning sewing machine skills.

What you will learn

Here are just some of the skills this NQ course will cover:

  • Theatrical Design
  • 3D Skills Development (Millinery)
  • Industrial Machine Sewing Skills
  • Develop and Manufacture a Dress
  • Garment Pattern Construction

Entry requirements

Entry is by interview and successful candidates will be able to discuss their interest in Fashion generally and, more specifically, costume.

You may also supply evidence of your creative skills in the form of a portfolio of work showing fashion designs, art work, garments you have made or customised.

Career Opportunities

The skills on this programme are relevant if you want to work in the theatre industry for costume maintenance and repair

Future prospects

Once you successfully complete this course, you may progress on to:

NC Fashion

HND Fashion Design

HND Fashion Business.

HND Costume for Stage and Screen (currently delivered at Edinburgh College)