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Tutu making for costume - Nottingham Trent University

Work from Tutu Making course at Nottingham Trent University

Duration: One week

Price: £725

Book with: Creative Short Courses
at Nottingham Trent University

50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ

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About the Course

This is an exciting course designed for anyone who has an interest in theatre costume or ballet.

It'll teach you how to make a professional tutu base and bodice for classical ballet dancers or ballet students.

With a limit of seven people, you will have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue making tutus at home or work.

Tutu making is a unique skill allowing costume professionals to stand out in a crowd with a competitive portfolio. It's not a widely taught subject and is rarely taught to a professional standard.

On this course you will:

- learn how to construct a ten or twelve-layer tutu base skirt with bodice by fitting, cutting and pleating
- assemble the layers and understanding how to cut and construct the bodice.

The course will be delivered through a number of technical lessons in order to complete the project.
Examples of the finished project will be available as a visual aid and demonstrations of the various processes shown throughout.

The course is ideal for recent graduates who want to enhance their CV or costume professionals wanting to broaden their skills.

The course would also be great for an enthusiastic amateur, a parent with a child studying ballet or a dance tutor who wants a creative input in their final show costumes.

Basic machine and hand sewing skills are useful for this course but no extensive costume or tutu making skills are necessary.

What will you gain?

The skills taught on this course would be an addition to any portfolio of work and could essentially lead to work in the costume industry.
It could also be an aid to developing existing professional knowledge.

Above all it will create an opportunity for like-minded people to have fun learning something new.

Click through above to book your place online.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking. If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

One week of quality tuition with an experienced tutor, Monday to Friday from 10 am - 4 pm. Maximum class size: 7.

Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee. Accommodation can be booked online via the link above.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners

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What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.