Costume Stitcher Certificate

PROGRAM CODE: 2C19661A

The Costume Stitcher Certificate provides the student with training in specialized sewing techniques and other skills necessary to build a variety of costumes required by the entertainment industry. Students also receive training in basic theatrical production practices. This certificate is designed to provide students with a course of study leading to certification and employment in the entertainment industry as a Costume Stitcher. This certificate requires the completion of 20-27 units. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (14-19 units):
FASH 101 F Basic Sewing Techniques (formerly Clothing I)2
FASH 201 F Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
THEA 130 FActing Workshop.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 Costuming3
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 (minimum of 6 units):6-8
Swim and Active Wear2
Bridal and Special Occasion Wear2
Creative Serging: Overlock Machine2
Beg Stage Crew Activity 10.5-3
Apparel Production2
Tailoring (formerly FASH 205AF)2
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 Units20-27

Outcome 1: Analyze if and how a garment can be altered to meet the needs of an actor.


Outcome 2: Create historical corsets and underpinnings.


Outcome 3: Demonstrate the application of theatrical closures including hook and eye tape, zippers and machine button holes.


Outcome 4: Construct a complete garment from a historical time period using a commercial pattern.


Outcome 5: Construct a period costume using a custom pattern with no written instructions.