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Costuming for Stage and Screen Certificate

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  • Objectives
    Learn the technical and creative aspects of costuming for both theatre and film in this 30-week, full-time certificate program. Developed in collaboration with the motion picture industry, this certificate program is unique in B.C. and Canada in that it offers a motion picture costuming component in addition to theatre costuming. The program covers costume history, textiles, wardrobe management, cutting and construction techniques.
  • Practical experience
    The program includes hands-on experience working on University theatre productions and student film projects.
  • Academic Title
    Costuming for Stage and Screen Certificate
  • Course description
    First Term    Course Credits
    Required:    16.50
    • COST 100    Costume Cutting and Construction I    4.50
    • COST 102    History of Costume I    3.00
    • COST 104    Wardrobe Management    3.00
    • THTR 152    Costuming I    3.00
    • TXTL 120    Dyeing and Breakdown for Film and Theatre I    3.00
    Credits    16.50

    Second Term    Course Credits
    Required:    16.50
    • COST 101    Costume Cutting and Construction II    4.50
    • COST 103    History of Costume II    3.00
    • COST 105    Film Costumer Practicum    3.00
    • THTR 153    Costuming II    3.00
    • TXTL 121    Dyeing and Breakdown for Film and Theatre II    3.00
    Credits    16.50
    Total Program Credits    33.00

    COST 100    Costume Cutting and Construction I
    4.50 credits    (2,4,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course focuses on the functions of a production costume shop. The primary focus will be on standard techniques and procedures in costume cutting and construction techniques in both the theatre and industries.

    COST 101    Costume Cutting and Construction II
    4.50 credits    (2,4,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 10.50 100-level Costuming credits
    This course continues instruction in the techniques and procedures of a professional costume shop.

    COST 102    History of Costume I
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course teaches the evolution of costumes throughout the ages and the groundwork of understanding the historical and social relevance of costumes. History of Costume will concentrate on the two main elements of form and line of historical costumes highlighted by information on the materials and methods used in costume making.

    COST 103    History of Costume II
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 10.50 100-level Costuming credits
    This course focuses on the evolution of costumes from 1850 to the present. It concentrates on the two main elements of form and line of historical costumes highlighted by information on the materials and methods used in costume construction.

    COST 104    Wardrobe Management
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course explores the ways in which efficient theatre and film costume departments are organized and operated.

    COST 105    Film Costumer Practicum
    3.00 credits    (4,0,6) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 10.50 100-level Costuming credits
    This course acknowledges the invaluable hands-on production skills learned during practical work on a film project. It includes project work in the planning, preparation and execution of on-set duties of a film costumer.

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