The Costume Design course is a full time 2 year advanced certificate course that introduces the learner to the practical and technical foundation skills required of a modern Costume Designer in theatre, TV and film. Costume Designers design, create and source the costumes that performers wear in theatre, film or television productions. They work closely with the director and members of the creative and technical teams to ensure that the costumes are in line with the overall production design. This can range from modern to period, therefore a large part of the role can be sourcing garments from markets and adapting or researching and making all the garments as required. Students will cover elements of design, drawing and Theatre production. Although Costume Designers work in theatres and with film and television companies, most are freelance so creativity is key as a strong portfolio is essential to establish yourself within this sector.