Certificate of Achievement
The Costuming Certificate of Achievement prepares students with the skills required to become a professional Costume Attendant or Assistant Costume Designer. Students will learn to source and construct costumes and accessories in the areas of: theater, film, television, dance, theme parks, special events, cultural and ethnic events, costume shops, e‐commerce, uniform/sports, advertising, Cosplay, Anime and pop culture conventions, and period reenactment. Coursework covers character analysis and costume development, period and fantasy costumes, specialty construction techniques, material sourcing, underpinning construction, embellishment, millinery, and footwear design and construction. Costume history, textiles and dyeing, draping, pattern making, drafting, illustration, alteration, and accessory design and construction skills will be developed. Students will focus on developing a professional portfolio and complete an internship in costuming focusing in the area of their choice.
After completion of the certificate, students will be eligible for a position in the following areas: Costume Attendant, assistant costume designer, costume stitcher, costume shop assistant, costume sourcing specialist, costume dresser, costume alterationist, costume pattern maker, costume accessory designer, Corsetier, costume underpinnings and corsetry construction, costume dyeing and distressing, and millinery and shoe construction for contemporary and historical costumes.