Assistant Costume Designer Certificate


The Assistant Costume Designer Certificate provides the student with expertise in order to assist the Costume Designer in costuming for film, television, theme park entertainment and theater. The Assistant Costume Designer should be able to create patterns for costumes, assemble costumes suitable for the entertainment industry, illustrate fashion and utilize design skills. This certificate is designed to provide the student with a course of study leading to certification and employment in the entertainment industry as an Assistant Costume Designer. The Assistant Costume Designer certificate program requires the completion of 38.5-48 units of which 29.5-37 units are in required courses and the remaining 9-11 units must be chosen from the restricted electives below. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (29.5-37 units):29.5-37
Fashion Sketching2
Basic Sewing Techniques (formerly Clothing I)2
Flat Pattern Methods and Design I (formerly FASH 108AF)2
Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
Draping (formerly FASH 209AF)2
Fashion History - The Evolution of Dress, Culture and Style (formerly Fashion History of Costume)3
Introduction to the Theatre3
Acting Workshop.5-3
Theatre Workshop
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)
Beginning Musical Theatre Production
Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)0.5-3
Beginning Stage Crew Activity
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity
Advanced Stage Crew Activity
Beginning Theatrical Costuming and Design (formerly THEA 145 F)3
Stage Makeup (formerly THEA 147AF)3
Intermediate Theatrical Costuming3
16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction3
19th Century Theatrical Costume Construction
20th Century Theatrical Costume Construction
Pre-16th Century Theatrical Costume Construction (formerly THEA 255 F)3
Restricted Electives (9-11 units):9-11
Beginning Life Drawing3
Apparel Production2
Pattern Grading2
Tailoring (formerly FASH 205AF)2
Fashion Industry Internship2-4
Theatrical City Tours: New York2
Theatrical City Tours: London2
Acting Workshop3
Theatre Workshop1-3
Beginning Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Intermediate Theatre Practicum1-2
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Advanced Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction3
19th Century Theatrical Costume Construction3
20th Century Theatrical Costume Construction3
Pre-16th Century Theatrical Costume Construction (formerly THEA 255 F)3
Total Units38.5-48

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Demonstrate a working knowledge of costume and shop terminology for the purpose of interpretation, problem-solving, and decision-making as it relates to costume design, budget, and workforce.

Outcome 2: Research, analyze, interpret, communicate, and apply historical styles in color and texture to successfully create a show bible and period costumes suitable for the stage.

Outcome 3: Develop, design, and explain a costume design with a production team for the purpose of adhering to a unified artistic vision.