NQ FASHION DESIGN WITH COSTUME
Our new short-course Fashion Design with Costume has now been added to our offerings within the fashion department here at Kelvin.
Over the past 10 years Scotland has grown its connections within film and TV on a global scale and more jobs within the industry are now available as a result. This course will give you the skills needed to progress your career in both the fashion and the costume industry.
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 need to qualify for entry...
Entry is by interview and successful candidates will be able to discuss their interest in Fashion generally and more specifically costume.
Evidence may also be supplied in the form of a portfolio of work showing fashion designs, art work, garments you have made or customised.
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
6 Months - 3 days per week
January - June.
Successful learners from this course will have the following immediate opportunities:
- Direct employment in the theatre industry for costume maintenance and repair
- Articulation to NC Fashion
- Articulation to HND Fashion Design and HND Fashion Business.
- Articulation to HND Costume for Stage and Screen (currently only delivered at Edinburgh College).
In recent years there has been a considerable increase in the area of costume across a range of age groups. This interest is specifically based around the increasing number of period and fantasy film and TV productions created in the UK but additionally the increase in regular events such as the recent Comic Con festival in Glasgow. There continues to be a thriving theatre industry in the West of Scotland and employment opportunities are available in that industry for technician level activity including repairs and alterations for which this course would be ideal preparation.
The skills required for costume production are similar to those for fashion manufacture but with the addition of more `structural' elements for which the department has considerable experience due to the delivery of Millinery as a subject for many years.
It is anticipated therefore that this course would interest those who may have some prior interest in fashion but are specifically engaged (often through social media) with the broader context of costume.