Dressing the Part: A History of Costume Design for Film

Evening course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Tuesday 16 January 2018 – Tuesday 27 February 2018

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £259.00 - £303.00

Explore the role of designers and their contribution to the creative filmmaking process from the silent film era to modern digital film-making. Examine the designer’s script to screen process and some notable collaborations between designers, actors, and directors, including, among others, costumes worn by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, part of the British Film Institute film costume collection which was transferred to the V&A in 2015.

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Portrait of Course Leader Keith Lodwick

Course Leader
Keith Lodwick

Keith Lodwick is Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the V&A’s Department of Theatre & Performance. Before joining the V&A, Keith trained as a set and costume designer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Keith’s stage adaptation and design for Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber won a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

I have taken many Evening Courses at the V&A and I come away each week feeling inspired, stimulated by the facts, and wishing to know even more. 2015/16 course student

Course overview

This 6 week course will have half-term on 13 February

£303 full price, £273 over 60s, £259 concessions
(concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)


Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love in a group who share your passion, and enjoy guided access to the V&A collections with expert tutors and lecturers. Refreshments served on arrival.

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Evening course: Dressing the Part: A History of Costume Design for Film

16 January 2018 - 27 February 2018

£259.00 - £303.00

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