Jerry Moore is an experienced costumier, having created costumes for theatre, film and TV, including working on BBC's Poldark and Book of Mormon. He is a specialist in pattern cutting and tailoring.
He has been a lecturer on Arts University Plymouth's BA (Hons) Costume Production programme since September 2018. He teaches on the programme's prop making, interdisciplinary studies and professional practice modules. Jerry has also run our Short Courses in Pattern Cutting here at the university since 2016.
Since 2010, Jerry has also worked for Theatre Royal Plymouth's Wardrobe Department. During his time there he has worked on such productions as Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, Wicked for Det Ny Teater in Denmark, and Love Never Dies, also for Denmark.
He also works as a freelance Costume Tailor/Costumier, and has worked on a range of theatre, film and TV productions, including Book of Mormon (West End), working as costume designer and Head Of Department for The Ghost Ship (film directed by Robert Young), as well as working as the Children's Tailor for brooding BBC drama Poldark (Series 2 Episode 5).
Jerry studied BA (Hons) Costume Production and Associated Crafts and MA Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice, both here at Arts University Plymouth.
Jerry's research is based around learning tools for Costume students. For his MA he created a pattern cutting publication to guide students through the process of cutting period garments. He bases his research around making the process of understanding costume and costume learning more accessible to students.
The publication, titled ‘A Student’s Guide to Women’s Period Pattern Cutting’ is currently being reviewed by a publisher. The book is designed to present students with a basic silhouette of period costumes, which they can then adapt the patterns to their own designs using research they have collected as part of a module. The book has been designed to be accessible to students with dyslexia, with appropriate colours and fonts used throughout.