NIDA Costume Design Essentials

Costume Design Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Develop original character designs for stage or screen with practical exercises that build skills and inspire visual excellence as a storyteller and collaborator.

Course components

  • Extract costume design concepts from a script and explore ideas through practical exercises and feedback.
  • Apply rendering techniques to a costume design.
  • Create a costume design for a character from a play or film to present to an audience.


  • Application of design principles to develop a creative concept for a costume.
  • Ability to confidently pitch an idea for a costume design concept.
  • Technical and artistic knowledge to bring your costume ideas to life.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$385 $346.50 Limited inc GST
Costume Design Essentials

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