Costume performance technician apprenticeship

Select costumes for performance and be responsible for their care and usage

As a costume performance technician you could find yourself working for a theatre, fashion production or cultural organisations, such as music events or pop concerts. You’ll support the organisation to identify costumes and be responsible for their care and maintenance. During the costume performance technician apprenticeship you’ll need to demonstrate a clear overview of the project and its wardrobe needs, from costume lists to dressing requirements. You’ll work alongside performers such as actors, singers and models, checking the fit of their costumes, dressing them and managing costume changes, all while undertaking emergency repairs and alteration. There may be travel and unsocial hours involved within the job role and you may find yourself working for either large or smaller organisations. Other job titles could be costume running assistant or wardrobe technician.


Duration: 15 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, DT, drama

Entry requirements for the costume performance technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000

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