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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Performing Arts Production (Costume Construction)

Course Code: C4085
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 18 Sep 17
End Date: 26 May 18
Northern Ireland has grabbed world headlines as an important film location for Game of Thrones.

Some of the most spectacular indoor sets in the history of television have been built for the show inside the 'Paint Hall' in Belfast, the largest studio space in the world. Alongside this, local costume makers have been hard at work creating amazing garments and accessories for many of the characters now famous throughout the world.

The scope for costume making is much wider than one production with numerous TV, film, theatre and festival productions occurring on an ongoing basis.

The HNC Performing Arts (Costume) Production offers opportunities to gain skills to be a Costume Maker based in the facilities of Belfast Metropolitan College which are ideally situated right across the road from the Paint Hall studio space.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for learners who already have some experience in garment making and are seeking to progress within the film and theatre industries. Learners need to commit to attend the College on two and a half days per week

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will normally have 4 GCSEs grades A to C (or equivalent) to include English and Maths.

Due to the nature of the programme, applicants will be required to have at least one qualification at Level 3 (A level equivalent) that necessitated pattern manipulation and garment construction.

Mature entrants with previous experience may be considered through Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Grants are available towards course costs, subject to criteria set by student finance NI. For more details check out

Contact Information

Course co-ordinator: Pat Dickson
School Administrator Tel: 028 9026 5021 or 028 9026 5022 (TQ) or 028 9026 5327 (MF)
Email: [email protected]