Costume Department Essentials

An introductory master course in the specifics of costume creation and working in this key area.

  • Duration 5 days
  • Location Pinewood
  • Price £599 +VAT

Course Summary

  • Health and Safety Policy
  • The process of design.
  • It all starts with the script
  • The roles within the costume team
  • Preparing to meet the director
  • Portfolio and visual examples
  • Mood boards and colour schemes
  • Bringing the characters to life
  • Your cast – research
  • Buying, hiring, making
  • Working with a budget
  • How to get into the business
  • Practical skills: Kit boxes, etiquette on set, fittings, break down a script
  • Produce a costume plot
  • Costume continuity

More information

  • On booking, you will be emailed a course pack which will include all the information required.
  • Course times are 9am – 4pm. Please note that we reserve the right to amend hours before the beginning of the course, in which case you will be informed. 
  • Upon arrival, you will be introduced to your allocated course coordinator who will be your main point of call during your time at CMS.
  • The course needs to be fully paid 30 days before the start date.
  • If you book within the 30 days period the course needs to be paid in full.
  • You can cancel the course up to 30 days before the course begins and receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel a course after this 30 day period, you can transfer your credit to another course but you are not entitled to a refund.
  • We reserve the right to cancel/postpone any course up until 2 weeks before the start date, in which case you will be entitled to a full refund or transfer of dates.
  • We reserve the right to change the tutor with a suitable replacement on any course up until the course start date.
  • Refunds take up to 30 days to process.
  • 4-week courses can be booked in full or as individual weeks.
  • If your course falls over a bank holiday teaching hours will be extended to cover hours missed.
  • On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate.
  • For info on travel and accommodation read more here 


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