Fanshawe College

Costume Production - TCS3

Graduate Certificate

The Costume Production program is an eight-month graduate certificate program that will prepare you for a career as a costuming and wardrobe specialist. Graduate with the skills and confidence you need to work with costume designers in a variety of areas in the live entertainment industry. This two-term Ontario Graduate Certificate program will build upon students' existing Fashion Design and/or Theatre skills and prepare them for working in a wardrobe department for the entertainment industry. Students learn both the technical and creative aspects of costuming for theatre through components of classroom theory, studio training and practical work placement. Advanced classroom studies in theatre history, wardrobe planning and script analysis serve as the foundation for the focused practical training in technical costume cutting and construction. You’ll also develop project management and collaboration skills, by collaborating on multi-disciplinary projects with students in other programs in collaborative practice courses. During your final semester, you will apply your costume technician skills in a field placement in a professional theatre company, TV location or film wardrobe. The curriculum is designed to provide technical study and hands-on experience in building costumes. The program offers students the unique opportunity to work in collaboration with industry professionals within actual theatre wardrobe settings during their field placement. This program is supported by affiliations with The Stratford Festival, The Shaw Festival, The Banff Centre of the Arts, The Grand Theatre London, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET).

Program Duration:
30 weeks
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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