Take a look inside CSM’s Costume Design department in this post, where we talk to Costume Making Alumna Tamsin Balcanquall about her time on the course.


Hi! What is your name and where are you from?

My name is Tamsin Balcanquall and I’m from London

What is your occupation?

Costume assistant

© Tamsin Balcanquall

What course did you study on and why did you choose it?

Costume Making. Because I want to transition to making costumes and the course leader was a very good lecturer

What did you enjoy most about your course?

The amount and quality of information was unmatched!

© Tamsin Balcanquall

How has this course benefitted your career and personal development?

I now have new skills to add to my portfolio

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at Central Saint Martins?

Make sure you choose well. But absolutely do it!

© Tamsin Balcanquall

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist, in any discipline?

Commitment to your craft. If you are doing it for work it takes a lot of commitment because it’s not always easy

What 3 words best describe your short course experience at CSM?

Fun, informative, social

If you like the look of Tamsin’s costume designs, why not try and make your own? Places on the Costume Making course are available to book now!
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