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Costume Design & Make Up

Course Code(s):  5M2208
QQI Award Code:  5M2208 Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Inchicore College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2208
QQI Award Code 5M2208 Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This intensive two year course gives the student the ability to design, problem solve and produce costume, make-up and hair for performers. The student is continually assessed through studio based practical projects and is given individual feedback on all completed work. The course is delivered by film and theatre practitioners. Students study design development, drawing and illustration to enable them to generate and communicate their ideas. Pattern drafting and costume construction are thought to enable the student to realise their designs into 3D Students are instructed in the techniques of hair/wig and make-up design and application. Students also collaborate with the Performance department and the Technical Theatre department on designing shows for public performance.

What will you Study?

Costume design
Costume construction
Pattern Drafting 5N1303
Costumes history and theory
Theatre history
Make-up design
Metalwork Field trips
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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