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Costume Design for Theatre & Film

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with a comprehensive introduction to costume design in theatre and film. Learners will study aspects of costume design and make up for theatre and film. Learners are instructed in construction techniques used for costume realization and reconstruction -including foundation garments, surface embellishment and decoration, fabric sourcing. Learners will study drawing, illustration and presentation styles to develop design ideas and to communicate the ideas.

What will you Study?

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with a comprehensive introduction to costume design in theatre and film. Learners will study aspects of costume design and make up for theatre and film. Learners are instructed in construction techniques used for costume realization and reconstruction -including foundation garments, surface embellishment and decoration, fabric sourcing. Learners study drawing, illustration and presentation styles to develop design ideas and to communicate their ideas.

They gain research skills by analyzing social and costume history from medieval times to the present. Learners will have the opportunity to study historical costumes from different eras to expand their knowledge of fabrics and techniques used at the time. This provides work experience opportunities for our learners. Over the programme learners are also introduced to the techniques of make up for film and theatre.

Typical Modules; Design Skills, Drawing, Communications, Work Experience, Garment Construction, Pattern Drafting, Theatre Costume Victorian Syle Corset, Combined Materials, Theatre Studies, Fashion & Media Make-up.

Design Skills
Drawing 5N1862
Communication
Work Experience 5N1356
Garment Construction 5N1276
Pattern Drafting 5N1303
Theatre Costume
Victorian Style Corset
Combined Materials 5N0764
Theatre Studies 5N4571
Fashion and Media Make-up
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