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 F||Acting 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 Costuming||3|
|THEA 256 F||16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 1||3|
|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) 1||0.5-3|
|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 Wear||2|
|Bridal and Special Occasion Wear||2|
|Creative Serging: Overlock Machine||2|
|Beg Stage Crew Activity 1||0.5-3|
|Tailoring (formerly FASH 205AF)||2|
|Intermediate Stage Crew Activity 1||0.5-3|
|Advanced Stage Crew Activity 1||0.5-3|
|16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 1||3|
|19th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 1||3|
|20th Century Theatrical Costume Construction 1||3|
|Pre-16th Century Theatrical Costume Construction (formerly THEA 255 F) 1||3|
This course cannot be credited for both restricted and required units.
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.