Costume Wardrobe Certificate


The Costume Wardrobe Certificate provides the student with the practical knowledge and experience necessary to work backstage preparing, changing and maintaining costumes before, during and after performances. Students are trained in basic costume techniques as well as basic theatrical production practices. This certificate is designed to provide the student with a course of study leading to certification and employment in the entertainment industry working in the area of Wardrobe. This program requires the completion of 15-20 units of which 9-14 units are in required courses and the remaining 6 units must be chosen from the restrictive electives below. All course work must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (9-14 units):
FASH 101 F Basic Sewing Techniques (formerly Clothing I)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 Costuming3
THEA 153 F Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)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 (6 units):6
Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
Acting Workshop 13
Theatre Workshop 11-3
Beg Stage Crew Activity 10.5-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Production 10.5-3
Intermediate Theatre Practicum1-2
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity 10.5-3
Advanced Stage Crew Activity 10.5-3
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
Stage Makeup (formerly THEA 147AF)3
Total Units15-20

Outcome 1: Analyze a script to determine the costume needs of actor including the how and when of fast changes.

Outcome 2: Assist an actor with a fast change.

Outcome 3: Solve and take care of minor costume repairs during the run of a show.

Outcome 4: Determine the proper methods for cleaning costumes and execute them.

Outcome 5: Organize other students in striking a theatrical production.