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Degree Costumes

A selection of works created for my Costume with Performance Design BA(hons) degree at the Arts University Bournemouth. This work was completed over the course of three years, making pieces to be worn on both stage and screen. The images above and below showcase the skills I gained in disciplines including prop costume, period garments and corsetry.

My course was part of a wider School of Performance department within the university which allowed me to gain valuable experience through cross-course collaboration with BA Acting and BA Make-up. This meant that from my very first module, I was working on productions that would open to the public and getting a true hands-on flavour of how the different departments of a production can work together to create something spectacular. I specialised in construction and costume interpretation in my second year, which allowed me to gain an excellent grounding different aspects of pattern drafting, fitting, theatrical alterations and hand finishing techniques.

Some of my favourite pieces include the larger than life puppets made for ‘Oh! What a Lovely War!’ performed at the Lighthouse Theatre Poole in 2014; a pair of 1920s inspired bridesmaid’s dresses for ‘Once in a Lifetime’ also performed at the Lighthouse Theatre in the same year, and a set of late Victorian influenced Ugly Sister dresses for my third year final major project as part of ‘The Glass Slipper’ short film, directed by Gareth Corke in 2015.

I graduated in 2015 with a First Class degree and couldn’t have been prouder of what I had achieved working alongside my peers at the AUB.