Summer Courses

Intro to Costume Design

Start and Duration

July - 30 hours


Italian / English




This course is essential for all aspiring Costume Designers. As an introduction to the subject and the methods of working it is ideal for young people wishing to explore career options. Intro to Costume Design will help students develop a variety of skills and knowledge associated to the subject, giving a realistic experience while working with renowned professors and industry specialist.

Main subject area

Still-Life Drawing & Dressing the Body I Figure Drawing and Proportions I Pencil Sketching I Research Methods for Costume Design I History Awareness I Costume & Character Illustration for Theatre I Use and Psychology of Colour I Fabrics and their Relationship to Body Movement I Cultural Development – Visits to Costumiers & Museums.

To whom

Beginners. Students should have an interest in the Theatre & Costume Design subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required. If you have not already made up your mind regarding your choice of degree course this course will also give you a taste of the work that a Costume Designer undertakes and the work produced could support an application to a design course at degree level.


30 hours/ 1 week


ACM Summer Courses include two visits to Museums / Exhibitions that relate to the area of study, within the 30 class hours. Students will have time to explore all that the city of Rome has to offer and will be given advice and support from the Accademia to culturally explore and make the most of their free time while in Rome.

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