The Basic Costume Construction and Sourcing Occupational Skills Award prepares students with the basic skills necessary to assist Costume Designers. Students will learn to source and construct costumes for costume designers working in the areas of: film, television, dance, theater, theme parks, special events, cultural and ethnic events, costume shops, e-commerce, uniform/sports, advertising, Cosplay, Anime and Pop Culture conventions. Coursework covers material sourcing, costume, and underpinning construction for a range of audiences, costume history, textiles and dyeing, draping, pattern making, and drafting.
After completion of the skills award, students will be eligible for a position in the following areas: assistant costume designer, costume stitcher, costume shop assistant, costume sourcing specialist, costume dresser, costume alterationist, costume pattern maker, costume accessory designer, costume underpinnings and corsetry construction, costume dyeing and distressing, and millinery and shoe construction for contemporary and historical costumes.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Produce a professional portfolio showcasing costume sourcing and construction skills.
- Create costumes for a variety of venues that address specific needs of the end user: producer, actor, and customer and their performance environment.
- Identify historical costume characteristics and translate important period trends into costumes for a variety of audiences and price points.
- Identify textiles and demonstrate knowledge of their performance characteristics for an intended end use.
- Select and match textiles with correct dye type, process, and finish to create textile effects for costumes.
Select one of the following courses (3 units):
Select one of the following 3 unit options:
Complete 9 units from the following courses:
Total Units for the Award: 15
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
Select one of the following options: 1) FASH 217 and FASH 216, 2) FASH 217 and 220, or 3) FASH 223