Practical training in the art of theatre costume

The College is based in a light and spacious studio at the centre of the beautiful City of York.  The space is fully equipped and houses an extensive library.

The 15 week Costume making course is a project based, apprentice style programme which concentrates on teaching costume making to industry standard.

In order to allow for a more focussed learning experience, the class size is kept to a maximum of 8.  All of the Tutors on the course are highly experienced professional practitioners.

Now in its 11th year, the College has achieved an excellent reputation for producing highly skilled, industry ready costume makers.

Exhibition 2017
Friday 20th October  2.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday 21st October 11.00am – 4.00pm

The course at the Northern College of Costume was wonderful and inspiring and I have fond memories of my summer in York, being creative and learning all about the world of costume – Emma Thompson

 

College graduates have gone on to work with…
HBO ‘The Game of Thrones’,  Disney, BBC, ITV ‘Victoria’, Tiger Aspect’s ‘Peaky Blinders’, Kudos films, Netflix ‘The Crown’, Starz ‘Outlander’, The Globe Theatre, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Scottish Opera, Royal Opera House, Opera North, Manchester Royal Exchange, Sheffield Crucible, Oldham Coliseum, Derby Playhouse, National Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bolton Octagon, Hull Truck, Northern Ballet and Opera North to name just a few. Some graduates have also gone on to teach costume and set up their own businesses.

Photoshoot – behind the scenes video