Louise Chapman

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader on BA Hons Costume Design and Practice

School of Fashion and Textiles

Louise currently leads on the BA Hons Design for Performance pathway and BA Hons Costume Design and Practice programme. As a costume practitioner in theatre I have developed the pathway over the last ten years and written the new BA Costume and Practice programme beginning in September 2017.  

Louise is enrolled on an AHRC funded practice led PhD at London College of Fashion with my director of studies being Amy de la Haye.  My objects of study are an archive of dress that I discovered in 2012 bequeathed by Kate Elizabeth Bunce in 1927, uncovered, found in 2012.

This year(2018) Louise lead on a cross institution collaboration with Dr. Lawrence Zazzo, Head of Performance at Newcastle University to design and develop costumes for an opera performance of ‘Acis and Galatea’ being performed at The Tyne Opera House, Seaton Delaval (The National Trust). This is a level 5 and level 6 Fashion Design with Design for Performance initiative. Louise is passionate about the value of live projects when working with students in the creative arts and encourages students to involve themselves extra curricula projects to develop their skills for the industry. 

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