Costume Design - Bachelor

Costume Design - Bachelor

The academic year of 2019/2020 we will start e new programme "Costume Design and Scenography". There will thus be no admittance to the programme "Set Design".

Costume designers work independently in cooperation with directors, stage designers and other team members. As a costume designer, you are an important part of an artistic team working to put on a performance.

To create effective costumes for a performance, you need deep insight into the work of an actor and a solid background in dramaturgy and text analysis. You also need to be highly knowledgeable of the history of culture and style.

As a costume designer, you will use sketches to develop your costume ideas and communicate them to other members of the production team. Costume designers work closely with the wardrobe department, where they often have a managerial post.

The artistic creation often takes place in close cooperation with scenography students and other bachelor programmes at SADA. Collectively, a student production is carried out every year. As a student, you will also carry out simple tasks in sketching and modelling. The programme includes studies in play analysis, dramaturgy, style history, costume history and textiles and materials.


The Bachelor’s Programme in Costume design

During the programme, team production exercises will be interspersed with simpler tasks in sketching and modelling, often based on various dramatic works. Studies of plays, dramaturgy and research will be conducted using Swedish and international dramatic texts as the foundation. Costume design students work in many collaborations during their training, especially with bachelor programmes at the Department of Performing Arts. Collaborations with students of acting will also be included, to train the costume designer to work with movement in historical costumes, for instance.

More specific segments of costume design include the history of style and costumes as well as studies of textiles and materials. You will learn to present and convey your ideas using sketches and samples of material.

The programme includes an internship, when you will work with professional directors and actors. Many active practitioners in the field of the performing arts are lecturers and instructors at SADA as well.

The goal of the programme is to train independent costume designers with the capacity to develop their own professional identity and personal artistry.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

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    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

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  • Application and tuition fees

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    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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