Costume Wardrobe Skills Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


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 Workshop0.5-3
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 Beginning 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 Workshop3
Theatre Workshop1-3
Beginning Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
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
Stage Makeup (formerly THEA 147AF)3
Total Units15-20

NOTE: *Coursework used as required courses cannot be used as restricted electives.

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 costumes and wardrobe.

OUTCOME 2: Research, analyze, and interpret actors costume needs to successfully manage costume quick changes,
costume repairs and costume cleaning.

OUTCOME 3: Create, communicate, coordinate, and articulate wardrobe needs to be production team in an effort to
successfully manage wardrobe expectations for a production.