Costume Cutter/Draper Certificate

PROGRAM CODE: 2C19663

The Costume Cutter/Draper Certificate provides the student with training to create patterns, cut and assemble costumes for the entertainment industry. Students also receive training in the basic theatrical production process. This certificate is designed to provide the student with a course of study leading to certification and employment in the entertainment industry as a Costume Cutter/Draper. This certificate requires the completion of 24-31 units. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (18-23 units):
FASH 101 F Basic Sewing Techniques (formerly Clothing I)2
FASH 108 F Flat Pattern Methods and Design I (formerly FASH 108AF)2
FASH 201 F Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
FASH 209 F Draping (formerly FASH 209AF)2
THEA 130 FActing Workshop 1.5-3
or THEA 131 F Theatre Workshop
or THEA 134 F Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)
or THEA 178 F Beginning Musical Theatre Production
THEA 171 F Beginning Theatrical Costuming and Design (formerly THEA 145 F)3
THEA 246 F Intermediate Theatrical Costuming 13
THEA 256 F 16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 13
or THEA 257 F 19th Century Theatrical Costume Construction
or THEA 258 F 20th Century Theatrical Costume Construction
or THEA 259 F Pre-16th Century Theatrical Costume Construction (formerly THEA 255 F)
THEA 153 F Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F) 10.5-3
or THEA 159 F Beg Stage Crew Activity
or THEA 249 F Intermediate Stage Crew Activity
or THEA 250 F Advanced Stage Crew Activity
Restricted Electives (6-8 units):6-8
CAD for Apparel2
Modern Dramatic Literature3
Apparel Production2
Pattern Grading2
Textiles4
Fashion History: The Evolution of Dress, Culture and Style (formerly Fashion History of Costume)3
Patternmaking: Collections2
Men's Patternmaking2
Theatrical City Tours: London2
Acting Workshop 13
Theatre Workshop 11-3
Beg Stage Crew Activity 10.5-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Production 10.5-3
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity 10.5-3
Advanced Stage Crew Activity 10.5-3
16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 13
19th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 13
20th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 13
Pre-16th Century Theatrical Costume Construction (formerly THEA 255 F) 13
Total Units24-31

Outcome 1: Analyze a costume design sketch/rendering to determine its patterning needs.


Outcome 2: Pattern a basic muslin/toile per the measurements of an actor.


Outcome 3: Create a custom muslin/toile for an actor.


Outcome 4: Create a historical pattern based upon the costume designer’s sketch and the actor’s measurements.


Outcome 5: Adapt a commercial pattern to match a designer’s costume sketch.