NIDA Skills NT - Costume Design Essentials

Skills NT - Costume Design Essentials

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


No experience necessary. 

Course enrolment is open to people over 18 years old. This course is available specifically for residents of the Northern Territory.

All course materials will be provided.

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.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list

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