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Course Leader BA Costume for Theatre and Screen


Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
Wimbledon College of Arts - Merton Hall Road
Full time

02/07/2017 23:55

£43,961 - £52,965 pa

Here at Wimbledon we are at an exciting point in our development, where the Theatre and Screen Programme has a vacancy for the course leader for BA Costume for Theatre and Screen to lead the subject area of costume. This is part of a wider development within the theatre and performance at UAL and is a key focus within Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon.

Wimbledon’s Theatre and Screen Programme has recently undertaken a major review to create one new course called BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre and Screen by synthesising our two successful and popular costume pathways of Costume Interpretation and Costume Design. Delivery of BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre and Screen starts in October. UCAS accepts indicate that recruitment for this course will exceed our expectations.

As course leader for Costume for Theatre and Screen, you will be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of this substantial and popular course. You will offer a clear, forward thinking vision and direction for this new course and in addition the post holder will also oversee the two outgoing Costume Pathways over the next two years.

Student experience is at the heart of what we do, and your ideas and vision for Costume will inform our students’ practice and learning opportunities.

Along with the Costume lecturing team this post will deliver inspiring and challenging teaching to all three years of Costume students, through a variety of teaching methods, such as lectures, seminars, group and 1:1 tutorials, visits to museums and other locations of interest etc.

You will be a dynamic team player and collaborator with knowledge and interests that will contribute to the Theatre and Screen team’s academic profile and ensure subject relevance and currency. You will be required to work closely and professionally with staff members at all levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for the associated administration and quality assurance of the smooth running of the course.


Wimbledon College of Arts

 ‘A world leading centre of excellence, creating new paradigms in performance arts for the post-digital age'

 Our students will be supported, encouraged and challenged to: 

  • Invent unique fusions in the performance arts
  • Exploit new digital and hybrid platforms
  • Seek new audiences for new performance models

You will have a background in costume, holding a degree and postgraduate qualification in a related subject area, and preferably a recognised teaching qualification. You will have knowledge and experience of the costume subject, the industry and an awareness of the research context costume sits within. You will have understanding of costume pedagogy and will bring your current subject knowledge and understanding to your teaching. We are particularly interested in innovation, research and exploration using new technologies and how the digital can enhance and innovate within this subject area of costume and body architecture.

You will have recent experience of teaching at undergraduate level and experience of curriculum management at year/module/unit level. The ideal candidate will also have previous experience of course leadership. Through your understanding of academic quality and enhancement you will be able to ensure the course exceeds national standards. You will have experience of assessment and effective feedback to students and be able to support and guide students through your understanding of the student journey.

You will have excellent communication skills and demonstrative ability to motivate and lead a course team as well as contributing to the wider Theatre & Screen, Wimbledon and UAL communities. 

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension scheme and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.  Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the available documentation, please contact Christine Crouch, Staffing Administrator, email

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.