Jasmine Barron BA Costume for Theatre, TV & Film

Jasmine Barron

Jasmine Barron (she/her)

BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre, Film and Television

During her BA Top-Up year, Jasmine is studying dress symbolism in late 18th Century France, focusing on tailoring and recreative practices. Alongside historical studies, she is also interested working on-set in film and television, having previously completed work experience on Worzel Gummidge (Leopard Pictures, BBC1) and Peaky Blinders (Tiger Aspect, BBC1).

BOVTS credits:
Costume supervisor:Troilus and Cressida (Redgrave Theatre), Kyoto (Wardrobe Theatre)

Costume Maker: Great Expectations (West Country Tour), Far From the Madding Crowd (Redgrave Theatre)

Costume Standby/Supervisor: The Book Club, The Love Coach (BOVTS TV)

Costume Assistant/Dresser: Her Naked Skin (Circomedia, The Laramie Project (BOV, Weston Studio), Macbeth (TIE Schools Tour)



Headshot of graduating student

Reindeer antlers, Snow Queen (Redgrave Theatre)

Designed by Bronia Housman, ‘Ba the Reindeer’ was made collaboratively with Meriel Pym during my first term at BOVTS. Made with heat-formed plastazote, the neck-brace has a quilted cover edged with self-made piping, shaped around the base of the antlers to give the illusion of growth from the join with the neck-brace. They are then held upright and in-place with the cotton-tape ‘bridle’, to which the ears are attached. 

Photography credit: Craig Fuller

Far From the Madding Crowd (Redgrave Theatre)

Bathsheba emerges as a newly wealthy woman not long after the beginning of ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’, and she needed a bold and glamorous dress to show it, as designed by Max Dorey. I flat-drafted and constructed the 1890s style gown, made from faux taffeta with hand-stitched antique beaded appliqués on the bodice for eye-catching effect. 

Photography credit: Craig Fuller

C18th Suit

Thoroughly researched and realised in exquisite detail, the making of this fully handsewn 1790s suit utilised historically accurate construction techniques based on extant garments found in the Olive Matthews Collection at Chertsey Museum, and ‘Tailleur’ from Diderot’s ‘Encyclopédie’, amongst other resources.  

Photography credit: Jasmine Barron

One of my favourite parts about BOVTS is that it feels ‘homegrown’. From the set to the costume, lighting, acting and sound, every single aspect of a theatre production or film is down to the students. The location of Clifton is so serene and the School being so small everyone knows each other and it feels so personal and special. Violet Morris, BA Professional Acting Student