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Job Description

A wardrobe assistant will research costume designs, then plan, coordinate and make costumes for different scenes in a production.  This could be for theatre, film, TV productions or for advertising and photo shoots. They may also be involved in alterations and repairs.

Entry Requirements

No set entry requirements but you’ll need practical skills in hand and machine sewing, pattern cutting and dressmaking.

Doing a college course in fashion and textiles or costume and wardrobe could help you get started in this job.

An HND, degree or postgraduate qualification in costume design, fashion or textiles may be useful, especially if you want to become a costume designer later on.

Paid or unpaid work experience can be helpful.

Required Skills

Creativity and imagination, excellent design skills, a passion for fashion, a good eye for detail, flexibility, good organisational skills, able to work well under pressure and to deadlines, good communication and people skills, good research skills.

Starting Salary

£13,000 to £18,000

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